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Responding to an IED Blast

By Miles Vining and Kevin Schranz

In this excerpt from the recently published book “Into Helmand With the Walking Dead: A Story of Combat in Afghanistan,” Marines from 1/9 respond to an explosion caused by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.

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Crow's NEst

By SSgt Jim Elliott, USMC

This article from the Leatherneck archives tells the story of 2nd Bn, 1st Marines, atop a peak of Marble Mountain where they served as the “eyes” for U.S. forces in Da Nang. Their primary mission was to spot enemy rocket sites aimed at Da Nang and provide observation support for Marine ground and artillery units.

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