Marines discuss the challenges of representing both fierce fighters and a friendly force. Whether fighting insurgents in Marjah or helping residents rebuild, Marines are there to improve the lives of the Afghan people.
…We are intensely proud of their noble record and are glad to have had the whole world see how irresistible they are in their might when a cause which America holds dear is at stake. The whole nation has reason to be proud of them.
President Woodrow Wilson to MajGen George Barnett, 12th CMC, 14 Aug. 1919