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The Recon Marine Who Killed 18 Enemy Fighters In A Single Battle

//The Recon Marine Who Killed 18 Enemy Fighters In A Single Battle

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This, like many events that happen during war, never get heard outside of those that were there. Sometimes, they are best unheard, many should be heard, especially by the younger generation of today. Many, keep their stories close, its not that they shouldn't be told but many wouldn't understand, even if we told you every detail. If you get the opportunity, just listen. Time for a C-Gar

Over the course of an eight-hour battle, this Force Reconnaissance Marine shot and killed 18 Taliban fighters.

On Aug. 8, 2008, in Farah province, Afghanistan, Cpl. Franklin Simmons was part of a small Marine force tasked with clearing the city of Shewan of Taliban fighters.

More than 30 Marines from 2nd, Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment and 1st Force Reconnaissance Company were ordered to route the enemy, which outnumbered the Marines eight to one, according to a 2011 report by the San Diego Union-Tribune. Roughly 250 enemy fighters, many of them highly trained, were dug in along a treeline near Shewan. Read more here

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