|U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. James R. Borzillieri plays with a puppy during his break between patrols in Marja, Afghanistan, May 9, 2010.|
Borzillieri is assigned to Mortar Platoon, Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment.
U.S. Marines and Afghan soldiers went out on a 48-hour operation, where they manned checkpoints and conducted patrols around the market and residential areas in the center of the city.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. James Clark