The line in the sand


SANGIN, Afghanistan-Lance Cpl. Jonathon Jacobson, a machine gunner with 3rd platoon, India Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, provides security during a patrol in Sangin District, Dec. 30. In the background, are two white Taliban flags where the insurgency has marked their “line in the sand.” (Photo by Gunnery Sgt. William Price)

Americans don’t like arbitrary “lines in the sand.” Never have. This story describes what the Marines of 3rd Platoon, India Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment are doing in Afghanistan when they encounter one. Click on the image (above) for the complete story written by Gunnery Sgt. William Price of the 1st Marine Division.

(Bob, a Marine Corps veteran, gave me a heads up on the story.)


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