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Heading to Battle

You voted and this week's Corps Top Shot winner is Heading to Battle.


Cpl. Timothy Lenzo said the photo was taken during Operation Jaws where the tanks were really active. "I hadn't been around tanks much before, but they really changed the landscape of the battlefield. Anytime we took enemy contacts the tanks would come roaring onto the scene. This particular photo the tank was egressing after pulling out in front of us while we were patrolling. We were taking small arms fire but the enemy was so far away it was difficult for us to pin point the location. The tanks were great because they also took a lot of the attention off the Marines on the ground. The shot was a quick one as we were trying to stay out of the open, but it was so close, I didn't want to miss the opportunity."


An M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank, with Alpha Company, 1st Tank Battalion, moves into position during a firefight in the town of Zamindawar, May 27, 2012. The tanks support Marines with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment during Operation Jaws.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Lenzo)


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Taken on May 27, 2012