slop at right failed
mention the controversy around
the M-16's jamming problem.
A U.S. Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary
Unit hangs a Kevlar
helmet on an inverted rifle during a memorial
service for Sergeant Benjamin
Edinger and Sergeant Nicholas Nolte at
U.S. Forward Operating
Base Kalsu, south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, 12/5/04.
The traditional display is composed of an inverted
rifle with attached
bayonet, identification tags, desert boots and
helmet. Edinger, 24, of
Green Bay, Wisconsin, was assigned to the MEU's
Platoon, died from wounds suffered in a roadside
bomb attack last month
while conducting security and stability
operations south of Baghdad.
REUTERS/Lance Cpl. Sarah A. Beavers/USMC/Handout