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“@DanLamothe: New blog entry: Gunfire and children: A day on the ground in Sangin, #Afghanistan #Marines #tcot #mil

“@DanLamothe: New blog entry: Gunfire and children: A day on the ground in Sangin, #Afghanistan #Marines #tcot #mil

Gunfire and children: A day on the ground in Sangin April 27th, 2012 | Afghanistan Battle Rattle Embedded journalism Infantry Sangin | Posted by Dan Lamothe Tweet Female Engagement Team members Staff Sgt. Kimberly Taylor and Cpl. Austin Walswick, along with interpreters Susan and Salim Mandokhil, conduct a "children's shura" once a week in Sangin, Afghanistan, to educate the children and engage with the local populace. (James J. Lee / Staff) FORWARD OPERATING BASE TABAC, Afghanistan – In just a few short hours, I saw both sides of Sangin. On one hand, photographer James Lee and I visited a shura, or meeting, that brought together 67 boys and 25 girls at the gates of this base, the headquarters of Dog Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, out of Twentynine Palms, Calif. Most of the children sat obediently in straight rows on the ground as two interpreters and two Marines wit...

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