Embedded in Afghanistan

December 21, 2010

Reuters photographer Finbarr O’Reilly recently spent a month with the U.S. First Battalion Eighth Marines in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province. While embedded at the remote Outpost Kunjak with the unit’s Third Platoon’s, Fourth Squad, O’Reilly documented camp life, patrols and combat operations, including one battle that saw four squad members suffer concussions from grenade explosions, including squad leader Sgt. Thomas James Brennan. This is Sgt. Brennan’s personal account of that day, and his reflections on what it is like living and fighting on the front lines of Afghanistan’s war.


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Thank you so much for everything you post .It’s so nice to be able to see and hear what’s going on with our troops .

Posted by foreveryoung | Report as abusive

Thank you Finbarr. You did a fabulous job with the video… Great timing with the pictures to the interview… I enjoyed every minute of it.

Now that’s reporting !!!

Posted by JRenee | Report as abusive

TJ, a friend, a Marine, a husband and father. Thank you for everything you and your men are doing to serve & protect our country. Without the many men and women serving we would not have the freedom we have today. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart- I hope you and all those serving come home soon! Safe and Sound!

Posted by briannagramma | Report as abusive

Tremendous video that gives great insight. Thanks to you and your men for all you’ve done and sacrificed.

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