US Marines expectantly await battle in harsh Afghan desert winter – KTVI

“Take a desert of yellow-orange dust so flat it looks like Mars, with a freezing wind that blows so hard it can lift a large tent.Add hundreds of U.S. Marines…” [via US Marines expectantly await battle in harsh Afghan desert winter – KTVI.]

The photo at the top of this article completely upstages the copy.  We need more of this kind of reporting out of Afghanistan so we can begin to appreciate what our troops on the front lines are experiencing. Here’s an interesting comment from the article about preparation for battle:

“The wait is part of the fight,” says Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Daniel Perez, a Navy medic. “It gives people the time to pump up with anticipation.”

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