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Iron Horses stampede insurgency

Story by Cpl. Marco Mancha | 2nd Marine Division | Date: 08.25.2011

COMBAT OUTPOST SHIR GHAZAY, Helmand province, Afghanistan - Waves of rounds fly back and forth between the two forces. Marines move in pairs and continue to suppress the enemy while insurgents answer back with harassing fire. Clouds of dust suddenly emerge hundreds of meters behind the Marines’ position and enemy rounds stop hissing by. The echoing sounds and muzzle flashes of AK-47 assault rifles cease. It’s as if the insurgent forces knew big trouble was headed their way.

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