September 14, 2007
Afghan and U.S. Soldiers provide security during a cordon and search near the village of Durham-Durham, Afghanistan.
An AH-64 Apache helicopter shoots Hellfire missiles at the Taliban fighting positions. Soldiers appreciate close-combat air support.
Staff Sgt. Jason Geranan finds a good shooting position.
Sgt. Joseph Peer treats an Afghan soldier who was shot by the Taliban during the engagement.
After pinpointing the Taliban's position, Staff Sgt. Jason Geranen fires an AT4 rocket at them.
The fields of boulders provide good cover for the Soldiers, as well as for the extremists.
Soldiers hook a towbar up to the disabled Humvee as another Soldier fires at the extremists. Bullets zinging through the air lend a sense of urgency to this unplanned "pit-stop."
Spc. Edward Caldwell keeps an eye out for anyone trying to sneak up to his well-fortified position.
Soldiers use their vehicles as cover during the firefight.
Sgt. Kirk Brutosky and Staff Sgt. Jason Geranen fire at the extremists.
After leaving Durham-Durham, the Soldiers come under attack when one of their Humvees breaks down. Staff Sgt. Sefo Talia calls out orders to his team during the engagement.
The Taliban position is obliterated thanks to the air-ground teamwork. The Soldiers can now move on to their next objective and get the needed repairs for their Humvee.