Al Anbar, Iraq

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20 September 2007, Sgt. Josh S. Lynos with 2nd Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, waves for his Marines to hurry up when exiting a palm grove during a patrol through Hit, Iraq. The 2nd Platoon Marines are conducting a security patrol to establish a coalition presence in the city. 1/7 is deployed with Multi National Forces-West in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Al Anbar province of Iraq to develop Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (Official USMC photograph by Cpl. Shane S. Keller)