29 September – 1 October 2010: CAC Gowragi Clearing Operation

Lance Corporal Kyle Lamoreaux, Combined Action Company. Gowragi, Nawa District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. September 2010.

“[T]he Combined Action Company worked in support of India and Kilo Company at the newly-established Check Point (CP) Wrightsman in the vicinity of the Gowragi and Negari villages in Nawa District. This CP provided interdiction to allow continued freedom of movement from Lashkargah to Garmsir. Ultimately intended to be an un-partnered police check point, CP Wrightsman was initially manned by Hades 1 and 2, then subsequently turned over to Kilo Company for later handover to the Nawa Police.” — Source: 3/3 Command Chronology for the Period of 1 October 2010 through 1 December [sic] 2010


News

America’s battalion conducts clearing operation

By Sgt. Mark Fayloga | | October 1, 2010

GOWRAGI, Afghanistan — The 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Combined Action Company, conducted a clearing operation in Gowragi, Afghanistan, Sept. 29 to Oct. 1.

The operation was followed by a sustained presence in the area, during which the company, made up of both Marines and Afghan Army soldiers from the 1st Kandak, 1st Brigade, 215th Corps, conducted patrols and gathered census data.

In the past Marines have had little presence in the area where the operation took place, making the information gathered beneficial in helping to paint a clear picture of Gowragi. 

“It’s important to get a pulse of the area and the people there,” said Capt. Jason Armas, the commanding officer of Headquarters Company, 3/3. “It’s a good area of influence for us.”

Source: I Marine Expeditionary Force


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