U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tyler B. Barstow/Released 081230-M-8591B-003.jpg
Dec 30, 2008
Lance Cpl. David M. Ortega, 19, from Douglas, Ariz., a gunner with first squad, Security Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 5, 1st Marine Logistics Group, test fires his weapon before a combat logistics patrol Dec. 30. The Marines in Security Co. provide route security for convoys. Their defensive tactics keep the other vehicles out of harm?s way and ensure a safe trip to their destination. They protect the convoy and are responsible for setting up landing zones in case a casualty needs to be evacuated.
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