Dec 23, 2011

Combat engineer Lance Cpl. Stanton Cromer of Fort Myers, Fla., provides security during an evening patrol with the Afghan Border Police. The 25-year-old was part of Operation Eagle Hunt, a small shaping operation led by Afghan security forces to clear the Taghaz area of southern Helmand in preparation for future counterinsurgency operations to expand Afghan-led security. Cromer and the other combat engineers focused their efforts in leading the many security patrols the Marines went on.

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