Great footage of 3/7 Marines in Afghanistan


Third Battalion, 7th Marines, deployed to Afghanistan from March to October, but the Twentynine Palms, Calif.-based unit didn’t get much media coverage until the very end of their deployment, when they took over for British forces in Sangin district.

We know now what that district means for the Marine Corps. The district in northern Helmand province has been home to some of the fiercest fighting in the entire nine-year war in Afghanistan.

With that in mind, I wanted to share this video, featuring raw video footage and snapshots of 3/7’s time downrange. It’s gritty and raw without being gory, and shows it like it was for the unit throughout their deployment.


A thanks to Combat Camera for sharing the video on YouTube. Well done, Marines.


About Author

I'm a senior writer with Marine Corps Times, covering ground warfare, manpower, weapons acquisition and other beats. I embedded in Afghanistan in spring 2010, and plan to return at least once in 2011.


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  2. hey im in that video haha. 3/7 love everyone i worked with in my beloved Kilo and CAAT Red Bravo love you all….Kilo Love


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  5. I want to say thank you to all of the marines for all you have done for your country. I wanted to tell my son who is one of the gentlemen that took the photos for this amazing video thank you for doing what you do and I am so proud of you.

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