Southern Afghanistan, United States of America
MARINE ARMED WITH M16 PREPARES FOR PATROL IN SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN.
A U.S. Marine from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, from Camp
Pendleton, California, holds his M16A2 rifle with a grenade launcher
attached as he prepares to go on patrol outside Camp Rhino in southern
Afghanistan, December 6, 2001. The Marine task force is operating in
southern Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.