I never thought these images would take off like they have so I thought I better credit the talented, brave people who took the photos...
1.U.S. Marines from the 2nd MEB, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines taken byDavid Guttenfelder/AP Photo
2.John Moore/Getty Images
3.Bela Szandelszky/AP Photo
4.A U.S Marine missile from the 2nd MEB strikes a Taliban positioninside a mud walled compound near Now Zad taken by DavidGuttenfelder/AP Photo
5.Canadian soldier Pte Chris Kezar from November Company 7th platoon taken by Stefano Rellandini/REUTERS
6.A German soldier mans a checkpoint in Balkh, Afghanistan on October 15, 2009 taken by MICHAEL KAPPELER/Getty Images
Many thanks for all the views and comments. Adam.