The 3/5 Marine Darkhorse Battalion was involved in more than a hundred fire-fights within the first three weeks of arriving in Helmand Province October 2010. The Marine deaths started almost immediately according to Tom Bowman’s report on National Public Radio. Here’s part two in the seven part series on the Marine Darkhorse Battalion which suffered the highest casualty rate of any Marine unit during the last decade of war in Afghanistan.
Second of seven parts
The Marines of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment remember Sangin in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province as different from anywhere else they’d fought.
Sgt. Daniel Robert describes it as “hell.” Lance Cpl. Jake Romo calls it “the Wild West.” Lt. Col. Jason Morris says he’d heard it described as “the most dangerous place in Afghanistan.”
Morris was the commander of the Marines of the 3/5, known as “Darkhorse,” and Sangin had been a battleground long before he arrived.
You can listen to the story or read the full article HERE.
You can listen to 1st story in the series HERE.
Filed under: Deployment, Marines, Military families, Radio | Tagged: Afghanistan, Darkhorse Battalion, Helmand Province, Marine, Marine 3rd Battalion 5th Regiment, National Public Radio, NPR, postaday2011, Tom Bowman, United States Marine Corps, USMC |