Gov. Haji Abdul Manaf. FOB Geronimo, Nawa Province, Afghanistan. June 2010.

FORWARD OPERATING BASE GERONIMO, Helmand Province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ñ Using an interpreter, Haji Abdul Manaf, Nawa District governor, addresses the crowd at a transfer of authority ceremony at Forward Operating Base Geronimo where 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, took over 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine RegimentÕs area of operations, June 6. ÒWe have right now, human freedom all over Nawa and thatÕs thanks to the hard work and dedication and the sacrifices of the USMC,Ó Manaf said. ÒI wish that the government of the United States would write down the names of these Marines in golden pages.Ó (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mark Fayloga)

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