Pic of the Day – Compund Clearing

US Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Reggie Reinsburg, with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, clears a compound during a patrol in Nawa district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 29, 2009. Alpha Company conducts patrols in the southern part of Nawa. The Marines are deployed with Regimental Combat Team 3, whose mission is to conduct counterinsurgency operations in partnership with Afghan security forces in southern Afghanistan. (US Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Phillip Elgie/Released)

[Image courtesy of the US Department of Defense Website.]

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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