Sangin, Afghanistan — Marines working at and passing through Forward Operating Base Jackson around dinner time today will get a 4th of July menu that includes grilled pork ribs, beef patties and Italian sausage.
Rumor has it that someone has got a cake, too.
Otherwise, it’s a work day for 1st Battalion, 5th Marines’ 1,000 plus Marines, who will be hauling supplies, going on patrol and monitoring the enemy as they do each day.
At the Battalion Aid Station, where the American flag does not normally fly because of the frequency of rotor wash from helicopter traffic on the landing zone, the Stars and Stripes were raised at 0800 by Cpl. Enoch Benner… just for the day.