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U.S. Marine Lcpl. Damon "Commie" Connell age 20, Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
2008, 29 August
Archival inkjet print
20 x 24 ins / 40 x 60 ins
Provided by the artist - Louie Palu
Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan - U.S. Marine Lcpl. Damon "Commie" Connell age 20 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. Damon is from Las Vegas NV and this is his first tour of Afghanistan.
"Garmsir Marines" is a series of portraits of US Marines taken after some of the heaviest fighting of the war in Afghanistan located in Helmand Province.
Held the following collections: George Eastman House, Houston Museum of Fine Arts and private collections.