Afghan national army soldiers pay their respects to two Marines from Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, during a memorial service on Contingency Operating Base Sher in Garmsir, Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2009. The Marines, Lance Corporal Nicholas J. Hand, an assaultman, and Lance Corporal Jonathan A. Taylor, a rifleman, were assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. They were killed in action while conducting counterinsurgency operations in Garmsir, Afghanistan. US Marine Corps photo.