Every clime and race (Photo essay)

2 Apr 2003 | Sgt. L.A. Salinas

As coalition forces advance the continued defeat of the Iraqi regime, Marines of 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment go on about the perpetual mission of protecting the commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force and his staff.

Whether in the middle of a hellacious dust storm, cold nights or sweltering hot days the men of 2/6 maintain the security for the mobile command post.  These young Marines come from different parts of the United States, separate cultural backgrounds, and diverse ethnic races, all with distinct personalities but with one main purpose. Getting all the Marines, sailors, soldiers and British forces to their destination and back alive.