U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Scanlan/Released 140711-M-OM885-001.JPG
Jul 14, 2014
Petty Officer 3rd Class Christian Melendez, corpsman, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, rests next to his gear before a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 4, 2014. Melendez, a native of El Paso, Texas, and the company operated in Gereshk for three days and were involved in numerous kinetic engagements with Taliban insurgents. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Scanlan / released)
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