Cpl. Christopher Mullins provides security during a patrol in Nawa district.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Christopher Mullins with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment provides security during a patrol in Nawa district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 30, 2009. The 1st Battalion is deployed with Regimental Combat Team 3 to conduct counterinsurgency operations in partnership with the Afghan security forces in southern Afghanistan.