Hardest-Hit Unit From Iraq War Deploys to Afghanistan, Leaving Families Behind Again
By CHRISTINE ROMO, TERI WHITCRAFT and JENNIFER METZ
Dec. 23, 2010
The Marines of Lima Company, a reserve unit from Columbus, Ohio, understand war is not just fought on the front lines. Their unit was the hardest hit in the Iraq War -- in 2005, they lost 23 men and over 40 were wounded. Now, five years later, Lima Company has been called to serve again, deploying this time to Helmand Province, Afghanistan -- a Taliban stronghold -- leaving their families behind.
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