“The mission isn’t quiet complete, but ANSF are showing they are ready to take care of the security of their country and their people,”
With the sun shining high, the Georgians tactically made their way through the village. They spoke with locals and kept a watchful eye for any threats, such as possible improvised explosive devices or weapons caches. After they patrolled through the entire compound, the Georgians hosted a shura for the village.
Patrolling between a tree line and a row of buildings, Staff Sgt. Timothy Williams and his squad heard the sharp cracks of rifles and immediately realized they were being ambushed. Outnumbered and under heavy enemy fire, Williams, a section leader with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, found himself relying on his instincts and training to protect himself and his Marines.