Jan 18, 2005

Cpl. Jacob West rides in an Amphibious Assault Vehicle during operations in the Thar Thar Lake area of Iraq on June 18, 2005. The 2nd Marine Division and Multi-National Force-West are conducting counter-insurgency operations with Iraqi Security Forces to isolate and neutralize anti-Iraqi forces, support the continued development of Iraqi Security Forces, and to support Iraqi reconstruction and democratic elections in order to create a secure government that enables Iraqi self-reliance and self-governance. West is assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment.

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