Cpl. Enrique Torres (right), a squad leader with 1st Platoon, Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and a 21-year-old native of Alvarado, Texas, helps Lance Cpl. Joseph Hevia, a rifleman and 20-year-old native of Windsor, Calif., climb onto a roof while searching a compound.
We are family. I would never leave you behind. I will lay down my life for you and with you. You will never be alone. (All 3 men pictured here were shot and killed. The two standing were trying to get their friend to cover) To those who sacrifice their whole world...Thank You.
Marines apply a tourniquet and pressure dressing to Woodstock, Ga., native, Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Cole (center) after he was shot twice in the left arm. This photo was taken during a firefight in Marjah Afghanistan after a patrol came under fire from enemy insurgents. Six of the 10 service members on the patrol were wounded, yet Cole continued to provide suppressing fire toward enemy positions to ensure the safety of his fellow Marines.
Irish Giant This photo of a 'fossilized Irish giant' was taken at a London rail depot & appeared in the 12/1895 issue of Strand Mag. The giant was found by a Mr Dyer while looking for iron ore in County Antrim. It was 12' 2" (3.71 m) tall, weighed 2 tonnes & had 6 toes on its right foot. After a showing inDublin, it came to liverpool & Manchester England, attracting all kinds. After a legal dispute over ownership, nothing more appears to have been heard or seen of the exhibit.