U.S. Marine Cpl. Aramis Sandoval (carrying flag), an administrative clerk with Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and 20-year-old native of Bronx, N.Y., and approximately 3,000 Marines and sailors conduct a memorial run here, June 1, 2012, to honor the sacrifices of 116 men from 3rd Marines who died during combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The regiment’s three battalions began supporting Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom in 2004 and during this course became the highest-deployed Marine infantry regiment. The regiment’s 3rd Battalion recently returned from its third Afghanistan tour, marking the last scheduled combat deployment there for 3rd Marines.
Published May 18, 2013 at 2100 × 1491 in 24 May – 1 June 2012: 3rd Marine Regiment Victory Ceremony