marine supply

IRAQ. Baghdad governorate. Near Baghdad. April 8, 2003. 

“An American soldier killed during the battle for Baghdad, 10 miles from the city’s centre. I basically hitch-hiked convoys and helicopters to get to Baghdad before the fall of Saddam. I ended up with this unit of Marines who were supplying munitions and meals to the front-line soldiers. I decided to stay with them. Being in the right place at the right time is a must for many journalists - I guess I was in the wrong place but at the right time.”

Photograph: Alex Majoli/Magnum Photos

AFGHANISTAN. Helmand Province. June 9, 2011. A US Marine walks towards food supplies after they were dropped by small parachutes from a plane outside Forward Operating Base Edi. The smoke in the background comes from parachutes that the Marines burn after landing.

Photograph: Anja Niedringhaus/AP