U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Leonardo Espitiarobles, a 19-year-old rifleman with 3rd Platoon, Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and native of Anaheim, Calif., performs weighted crunches during a workout in the makeshift gym here, Feb. 25. Patrol Base Bury, a tiny base contained by concertina wire and giant Hesco barriers, is the humble home of 3rd Platoon Marines during their seven-month deployment to Helmand province‚Äôs Garmsir district. When they finish long days of patrolling and standing post, the Marines don‚Äôt return to the comforts of showers, internet, phones or even a port-a-potty. They happily return to the simplicity of PB Bury, where they spend their down time forging friendships, working out, watching movies, cooking and reading.
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