U.S. Marines Lance Cpl. Shane Ragatz, left, and Lance Cpl. Chase Tucker provide cover fire during Mountain Exercise 2014 aboard Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., Sept. 8, 2014. Ragatz, 24, is from Fillmore, Calif., and Tucker, 19, is from Aiken, S.C., and both are machine gunners with 1st Platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment. Marines with 3/1 Regiment will become the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s ground combat element in October.
U.S. Marines with the Force Reconnaissance detachment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire their M4 carbines from behind cover during a close-quarters tactics and movement live-fire range on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego while underway. September 12, 2014.
"Operation Utah—Marine from F Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, gets into a firing position and engages in a fire fight with the Viet Cong, just after being lifted to the position by helicopter." (4 Mar 1966)