Aug 26, 2008 - Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan - U.S. Marine Lcpl. Patrick "Sweetums" Stanborough, age 21 who is part of Alpha Company of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Battle Landing Team (BLT) 1/6, after a patrol in Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan at Forward Operating Base Apache North. Located in Southern Helmand Province, Garmsir has been a haven for insurgents for the last several years. Earlier this year the Marines cleared the area after a period of heavy fighting. Patrick is from Carmel NY and he has also done a tour of Iraq in addition to this tour.
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