U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Evan Frickey, a 21-year-old
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Evan Frickey, a 21-year-old machine gunner with 3rd Platoon, Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and native of Idaho Falls, Idaho, performs pull-ups during a workout in the makeshift gym here, Feb. 24. Patrol Base Bury, a tiny base contained by concertina wire and giant Hesco barriers, is the humble home of the 3rd Platoon Marines during their seven-month deployment to Helmand province’s Garmsir district. When they finish long days of patrolling and standing post, the Marines don’t return to the comforts of showers, internet, phones or even a port-a-potty. They happily return to the simplicity of PB Bury, where they spend their down time forging friendships, working out, watching movies, cooking and reading.