Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
Afghan National Army soldiers pay their respects to two Marines from Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, during a memorial service on Contingency Operating Base Sher, in Garmsir, Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2009. Lance Cpl. Nicholas J. Hand, an assaultman with Fox Company, and Lance Cpl. Jonathan A. Taylor, a rifleman with Fox Company, were killed in action while conducting counterinsurgency operations in Garmsir, Afghanistan. (US Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dwight A. Henderson.)