Lance Cpl. Kevin Romero, rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, looks for a suspected insurgent who had engaged the Marines while they were conducting a sweep of a compound near Patrol Base Boldak March 3. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Bobby J. Yarbrough)
The vehicle was immobile, so we dismounted and began to patrol on foot to two compounds which lay just 400 meters to our north. The Marines with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, had watched the compounds over the last few weeks and believed insurgents were using them for refuge.