Apr 14, 2007

COMBAT OUTPOST RAWAH, IRAQ – Capt. Mike G. Blackford, commander for Company C, 1st Light armored Vehicle Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 2, speaks with a local sheik while on patrol through the western Euphrates River valley. Part of the company’s mission throughout operation “Valiant Guardian” has been to forge communication bonds with the local populace. Official Marine Corps Photo By Lance Cpl. Ryan C. Heiser.

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