Posted by lex, on March 12th, 2011
Read what the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines are taking on in Afghanistan:
The regiment has patrolled Sangin for nearly five months. Twenty-five Marines have died. More than 150 have been wounded; many of the wounded have lost limbs.
“I don’t think there’s ever been a battalion in the Marine Corps at any time — in World War II, the Korean conflict, Vietnam — that’s pulled a tougher mission than what 3/5 has right now,” Gen. Richard Mills, commander of U.S. and international forces in southwestern Afghanistan, told reporters in November.
Read the whole thing to learn how Rick Wimer, former Marine and father of a lance corporal stationed in Sangin is coping.