U.S. Marines Search Compound Near Patrol Base Boldak, Helmand Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marines search a compound for insurgents near Patrol Base Boldak in Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 3, 2013. The Marines are assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kevin Romero, left, inputs information from suspected insurgents into the unit's secure electronic enrollment kit during a sweep of a compound near Patrol Base Boldak in Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 3, 2013.  Romero is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. The biometrics machine allows the Marines to identify known insurgents through the use of fingerprinting. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Thomas Foster stands guard as Marines conduct a sweep of a compound near Patrol Base Boldak in Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 3, 2013. Foster is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kevin Romero, left, uses a secure electronic enrollment kit to identify an Afghan man after a sweep of a compound near Patrol Base Boldak in Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 3, 2013. Romero is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Gavin Ellis uses a pickax to dig in search of evidence of illegal activity outside a compound suspected of housing insurgents near Patrol Base Boldak in Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 3, 2013. Ellis is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Gavin Ellis escorts a suspected insurgent after a sweep of a compound near Patrol Base Boldak in Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 3, 2013. Ellis is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough
  • U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Lt. James Clement, left, and U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Emilio TherienGonzales, right, use radios to communicate with fellow Marines to locate a shooter who had engaged the unit while they were conducting a sweep of a compound near Patrol Base Boldak in Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 3, 2013. Clement and TherienGonzales are assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Gavin Ellis fires at an insurgent who was suspected of engaging Marines while they were conducting a sweep of a compound near Patrol Base Boldak in Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 3, 2013. Ellis is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Emilio TherienGonzales, right, climbs on top of a compound to try and locate a shooter who fired on Marines while they were conducting a sweep of the compound near Patrol Base Boldak in Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 3, 2013. TherienGonzales is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Emilio TherienGonzales, right, positions himself on top of a compound as other Marines look out from behind a wall while trying to locate a shooter near Patrol Base Boldak in Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 3, 2013. TherienGonzales is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Emilio TherienGonzales uses a pick to dig a hole to locate a shooter who fired on Marines while they were conducting a sweep of a compound near Patrol Base Boldak in Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 3, 2013. TherienGonzales is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kevin Romero uses the optic lens in his weapon to look for an insurgent who was suspected of engaging Marines while they were conducting a sweep of a compound near Patrol Base Boldak in Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 3, 2013. Romero is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough