Lance Cpl. Christopher Kim, a radio operator with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, grabs some quick chow during his break while posting security for a downed helicopter during the first night of Operation Thresher in Trek Nawa, Afghanistan, July 23. India Company Marines and Afghan Army soldiers conducted the clearing mission to remove weapons caches, disrupt Taliban activity and interact with the local populace. During the first day of the operation a helicopter crash caused the Marines to temporarily shift their mission and pause the operation. India Company resumed days later and completed the operation July 27. Kim, from Fairfax, Va., was one of the many men who made haste while wearing a full combat load the more than three miles to the crash site.