Dec 4, 2009

Private First Class Augustin Melendez, a 22-year-old special intelligence communicator and administrator with 2d Radio Battalion, 2d Marine Division, stands guard outside of the division's combat operations center. The Roselle Park, N.J. native rotates between guarding the COC, where all 2d Marine Division missions are tracked, to handling insurgent detainees and even guarding the mess hall while Marines and other service members eat. Melendez is one of the Marines on the camp's security force, keeping an eye out for anything suspicious - day or night. Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Stephen D'Alessio (RELEASED)

No camera details available.


Read More

This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.

No camera details available.