US Marines (3rd Battalion 7th Marines Regiment) in a firefight with Taliban fighters in Sangin Afghanistan, using 50 cal. with support from Cobra and Huey gunships.
It is said the 3/7th have been in more contact with the enemy than any other deployment since Vietnam and are always well armed, prepared and experienced in the art of modern warfare. Info on the 3/7th Lima Company below:
The 3rd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment (3/7) is an infantry battalion of the United States Marine Corps. They are based at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms and consist of approximately 800 Marines. The battalion falls under the command of the 7th Marine Regiment and the 1st Marine Division. The battalion has seen combat in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and recently has deployed five times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
3/7 deployed to Helmand province, Afghanistan from March 2010 to October 2010. During this deployment, the marines of 3/7 faced daily attacks and operated in various locations including Musa Qaleh, Marjah, and Sangin. In Sangin, 3/7 relieved the 40th Commandos of the British Royal Marines and began clearing operations in some of the most dangerous areas of Afghanistan.
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Location: Sangin, Helmand, Afghanistan (load item map)
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