U.S. Marine Corps Col. J.J. Patterson (facing right), the 3rd Battalion 3rd Marine Regiment Commander, speaks to the Marines of Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, during his visit to Asadabad, Afghanistan on Dec. 21, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. James Yarboro)
Task Force Trinity: This picture is actually at Forward Operating Base Jalal Abad, and Col. Patterson is the commander of the 3rd Marine Regiment.