Retrograde Operation Continues on Patrol Base Boldak

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marine Lance Cpls. Jose D. Munoz, left, and Dylan Eckley disassemble a mine roller during the retrograde of Patrol Base Boldak in Afghanistan's Helmand Province, Aug. 14, 2014. Munoz and Eckley are motor transport mechanics assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Sgt. Omar Forrester puts a pot of rice on the grill during the retrograde of Patrol Base Boldak in Afghanistan's Helmand Province, Aug. 15, 2014. Forrester is a food service specialist assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Cpls. Armondo Cortez, left, and Estevan D. Hernandeza discuss their plan for dismantling the command operation center during the retrograde of Patrol Base Boldak in Afghanistan's Helmand Province, Aug. 15, 2014. Cortez, a data network specialist, and Hernandez, a telephone switchboard and personal computer intermediate repairer, are assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Captain Jarred Reddinger, left, supervises Marines as they dismantle a command operation center during the retrograde on Patrol Base Boldak in Afghanistan's Helmand Province, Aug. 16, 2014. Reddinger is commanding officer of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Cpl. James Vaughn, foreground, observes as Marines use bulldozers to demolish and level the ground during the retrograde on Patrol Base Boldak in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Aug. 16, 2014. Vaughn is a rifleman assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Capt. Jarred Reddinger plays his guitar after working on a retrograde operation on Patrol Base Boldak in Afghanistan's Helmand Province, Aug. 16, 2014. Reddinger is commanding officer of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Sgt. Adonnis Daughenbaugh, foreground, throws a smoke grenade to mark the landing zone for the last time outside of Patrol Base Boldak in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Aug. 17, 2014. Daughenbaugh, a joint terminal attack controller assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, also is a certified service member responsible for coordinating combat aircraft engaged in close air support. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Sgt. Adonnis Daughenbaugh observes as U.S. Marines board a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during the retrograde on Patrol Base Boldak in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Aug. 17, 2014. Daughenbaugh is a joint terminal attack controller assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, and is a certified service member who is responsible for coordinating combat aircraft engaged in close air support. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.
  • An AH-1 Super Cobra helicopter flies over U.S. Marines they provide security during the retrograde of Patrol Base Boldak in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Aug. 17, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr.