Monday, June 08, 2009

First Light

Across the Threshing Floor: F/2/1 in Old Ubaydi

At the break of dawn on November 16, 2005 the Marines of Fox Company, 2nd Battalion of the 1st Marine Regiment headed into the small Euphrates River town of Old Ubaydi. In the ethereal glow of first light they worked their way across threshing floors and orchards pushing dozens of insurgents ahead of them into a village of mud daub homes and muddy farm yards. In a few minutes they would be in the fight of their lives.

5 comments:

Didie Uriarte said...

Your work is great. You inspire me to take up painting again, but I've already shipped all my painting supplies to my husband--which I guess was pointless because of all the great supplies he received from you! He was so excited about it; I just wanted to thank you for that. It was really kind of you.

-Mrs. Uriarte

David M said...

The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 06/09/2009 News and Personal dispatches from the front and the home front.

Flag Gazer said...

Great piece Mike!

Your work is getting stronger and stronger.

BrineB said...

Great drawings!!! I am always amazed when someone can draw in the subway or on the street ... it's even more amazing that you do it in a war zone!!!

Jo Castillo said...

This is wonderful. Thanks for the job you do. :)