Mystic Serviceman in Afghanistan

navy corpsman joe collins mystic getty images scott olson 10 9 10 Mystic Serviceman in AfghanistanScott Olson of Getty Images captured this photo of Navy Corpsman HM3 Joe Collins of Mystic, Connecticut,  as he kicked open a door to look for cover inside a compount during a firefight near Forward Operating Base Zeebrugge near Kajacki, Afghanistan, over the weekend.  The Marines estimate five Taliban were killed in the firefight.  One Marine was wounded.

Collins is attached to India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment,  The battery is responsible for securing the area around Kajaki Dam on the Helmand River.


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