The tattoo of a U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Jordan Christie, of Washington, Ind., with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion 5th Marines, is seen through a hole on the back of his uniform shirt, as he stands guard at a compound in the Nawa district of Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Wednesday, July 8, 2009. His shirt was ripped because he had walked for several days with a backpack during an operation. None of the Marines had a change of shirt and were waiting for resupply.
photo courtesy of: AP Photo/David Guttenfelder