Picture Story: Charlie Company, BLT 1/6 in Afghanistan

24 May 2004 | Cpl. Robert A. Sturkie

With the 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) firmly entrenched in operations in Afghanistan, Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 6th Marines has been at the forefront of these operations.Serving as the MEU's designated helicopter company, Charlie Company has kept active conducting cordon and knock searches in villages across the Oruzgan province of Afghanistan. These searches have uncovered several weapons caches and denied sanctuary for Taliban and anti-coalition militia. In addition to BLT 1/6, the MEU consists of its Command Element, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 266 (Reinforced), and MEU Service Support Group 22. During operations in Afghanistan, the MEU is designated Task Force Linebacker.For more information on the 22d MEU (SOC)'s role in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, visit the unit's web site at www.22meu.usmc.mil.
22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit