God bless the Marines. Note: All pictures taken on May 1st.

Lance Cpl. Christopher Cavey, (foreground) a Louisiana native and Lance Cpl. Michael Clingan, a Maryland native, aims in during a firefight with insurgents in the small town of Sabzikar during Operation Reservoir Dogs, May 1. Both Marines are fire team leaders with 2nd Squad, 3rd Platoon, Alpha Co., 1st Bn., 8th Marines.

Lance Cpl. Jonathan Minier, infantry rifleman, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, posts security for his squad as they move through a danger area during Operation Reservoir Dogs in the small town of Sabzikar, Afghanistan, May 1, 2012.

First Lt. Devin Claridy (left), 3rd Platoon commander, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment and Cpl. Justin Christ, a squad leader with Alpha Company, search for insurgent fighting positions from the roof of a compound in Sabzikar, Afghanistan during Operation Reservoir Dogs, May 1, 2012.

Lance Cpl. Manuel De Leon, squad automatic weapon gunner, Alpha Company, 1st Bn., 8th Marines, patrols through a wheat field during Operation Reservoir Dogs in the town of Sabzikar, Afghganistan, May 1, 2012.

Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, engage insurgents from the roof of a compound during Operation Reservoir Dogs in the town of Sabzikar, Afghanistan, May 1, 2012.

Lance Cpl. William Andrews, a squad automatic weapon gunner with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, posts security while his Marines clear a nearby compound in Sabzikar, Afghanistan, during operation Reservoir Dogs, May 1, 2012

Lance Cpl. Jonathan Minier, infantry rifleman, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, posts security for his squad as they move through a danger area during Operation Reservoir Dogs in the small town of Sabzikar, Afghanistan, May 1, 2012. (Photo by Sgt. Michelle Watson)