Echo stops insurgents from impeding on ANP success
Article by Cpl. James M. Mercure
Task Force 2d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose
HELMAND PROVINCE, Sangin, Afghanistan – When the Marines here are not busy fighting against insurgents, they are spending countless hours patrolling with the Afghan National Police (ANP) to make it better at effecting change within its own community.
The latter has turned out to be a full-time job for the Marines of Company E, Task Force 2d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Afghanistan, as they find themselves constantly engaged in firefights against a relentless enemy.
Echo Marines are indeed in a serious fight – one they are committed to winning.
“Everytime the Taliban engages in direct contact with Echo Company Marines, we make sure they pay a heavy price,” said 1st Lt. B
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