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See a Lake Forest Marine in Action in Afghanistan

Lance Cpl. Heroshi Mendoza conducted several patrols to disrupt Taliban fighters in the area and gather intelligence.

Photo credit: Cpl. Joseph Scanlan
Photo credit: Cpl. Joseph Scanlan
Photo and story originally published by the Defense Imagery and Distribution System. Used by permission.

Lance Cpl. Heroshi Mendoza, a native of Lake Forest, provides security from behind a mud wall during a two-day mission in Larr Village, Afghanistan, May 22.

Mendoza, a mortarman with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, and the rest of the unit conducted several patrols to disrupt Taliban fighters in the area and gather intelligence.

The infantrymen received small-arms and machine gun fire from enemy fighters during the second day of the operation. They concluded the operation by extracting from the area by CH-53E Super Stallions. 
mOmO123 June 03, 2014 at 09:41 AM
Thank you for your service Lance Cpl. Heroshi Mendoza

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