« Minn. finds money for honor guards at funerals | Main | U.S. Marine Mike Corrado Raises Awareness For Wounded Warriors With Latest Single and Video, “Still In The Fight” »

Marjah residents take stand against insurgents, rebuild community

Story by Cpl. Jeff Drew | 2nd Marine Division | Date: 08.31.2011

MARJAH, Helmand province, Afghanistan – Before Afghan and coalition forces began security operations here last year, the insurgency cast an oppressive shadow over the city’s residents. Few local citizens stood up to the insurgents for fear of kidnapping or death. Times were dark, but one family decided enough was enough and stood up for what was right, knowing full well the risks

For more on the 3/6: