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Point man leads way for J Company, 42 Commando in Helmand province

Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Snodgrass | Regional Command Southwest | Date: 07.15.2011

NAD’ALI DISTRICT, Helmand province, Afghanistan — Imagine how much courage it takes to be a point man in Helmand province, Afghanistan, where insurgent attacks and improvised explosive devices are a common occurrence. Now imagine your specific mission is to detect and locate IEDs as the point man for a patrol.

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