Slow is smooth is fast.
US Marines and ROK SEALS fastrope into an urban terrain facility from a MH-60S Seahawk from Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) Squadron 4 during a special operations forces (SOF) integration as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. The SOF integration used the combat skills and capabilities of U.S. Marine Special Operations Team 8133, ROK SEALS and Peru Special Forces to take down and capture a high value target.
(Photos by Corporal Matthew Bragg, 10 JUL 2014.)
"Everyone says you only fall in love once, but that’s not true, because every time I see you, I fall in love all over again."
Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter and his mother.
On 28 June, 2005, 19 service members lost their lives while conducting Operation Red Wings.
The result of the operation was that the insurgent presence left that area of the Korangal Valley with U.S. forces sustaining heavy casualties. Those anti-coalition forces later returned to the area three weeks later.
Read more about the operation here.
Kyle Carpenter - Medal of Honor recipient.
In 2010, he covered a live grenade with his body, saving a fellow Marine’s life. I photograph celebrities all the time but it’s these people that catch my attention and get my respect.