Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sailors in a Landlocked Country? Yes..

Often, even relatively well-informed people -- the types who watch the news and at least passively follow Iraq and Afghanistan -- express surprise (or worse, disbelief) that there are Sailors working on the ground in those areas. In fact, there are thousands. They work as Seabees, Hospital Corpsmen, doctors, lawyers, Explosive Ordnance Disposal techs, SEALs, riverine forces, intel, administration, and in support capacities for all of the above.

The Sailor you see here is assigned to a Marine battalion. In the picture, he is treating a boy who suffered a head injury after falling into a canal in Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan.

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