From Regimental Combat Team-2, 1st Marine Division Public Affairs:
BAKWA, Afghanistan – Although Christmas is only five months away, the soldiers of Company B, 31st Georgina Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 2, spread hope and good cheer while patrolling through the village streets of Bakwa, delivering stuffed animals, schools supplies and radios to local Afghans.
(Sgt. Zaza Chapodze, a fire support chief with Company B, 31st Georgian Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 2, hands a stuffed toy polar bear to a young Afghan boy from Bogholabad village in Bakwa district, Farah province, July 6. The Georgian soldiers carried out their mission during Operation Desert Penguin in 110-degree heat, in order to bring smiles to Afghan school children, fostering positive relations with the local Afghan populace.)