first published on December 31, 2015 by Will
U.S. Marines on a dismounted patrol find themselves in a marijuana field as a waiting Taliban element initiates an ambush. Marines hit the ground and gain fire superiority before assessing the situation and moving out. As they near their outpost, they are again fired upon by accurate small arms and RPG fire. The Marines have civilian assets in tow and decide to hastily break contact using a cloud of moon dust as concealment for their egress.