Night Bird

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Marine photo / Cpl. Gregory Moore

U.S. Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469 wait for a flight next to an UH-1Y Venom helicopter in Camp Dwyer, Helmand province, on Oct. 4.

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Nice helo photo. Night bird. Romantic place.

Camp Dwyer is in Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

The Marines are pulling out.

How about a photo of a Marine, Greg Buckley Jr.?

On August 10, 2012, Greg Buckley Jr. was gunned down in Garmsir by the very forces he had been training, just days after learning that he was to head home early.

He had told his father in a phone conversation that an Afghan trainee had repeated to him " 'We don't want you here. We don't need you here' He told me if I have to stay here until November... I'm not going to come home."

Greg Buckley did come home -- in a box.

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