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.