U.S. Marines assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1st Bn., 6th Marines wait for the word to move toward a mountain.
Afghanistan (Jun. 02, 2004) U.S. Marines assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1st Bn., 6th Marines, the ground combat element of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) wait for the word to move toward a mountain from which Taliban snipers are engaging the lead elements of their convoy. The Marines were near the village of Siah Chub Kalay, while participating in Operation Asbury Park. The intense fighting between the Marines and Taliban lasted for eight days and more than 80 Taliban fighters were killed while eight Marines were wounded in the most intense clashes during their deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). U.S. Navy photo by USMC Gunnery Sgt. Keith A. Milks File# 040602-M-8096M-013