We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for December 23, 2009

Lt. Col. William F. McCollough, commanding officer, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, listens to community leaders of Nawa district discuss recent events at a lunch party Dec. 8. The celebration was held at the district administrator’s residence in honor of McCollough and 1/5’s success in the district over the past five months. McCollough, known throughout Nawa as "Colonel Bill," dressed in traditional Afghan clothes and a headdress out of sincere respect to Afghan culture. (US Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brian A. Tuthill.)