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"As the Hours Passed" - Interview w/ Liam Poole Part 2

Liam discusses life aboard the USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7), the dangers and duties that that entailed, the relationships between Marines, between Marines and Sailors, and getting to "visit" foreign countries amidst the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the 24 MEU sails east, they here more and more about what was happening in Afghanistan. Eventually arriving in the Middle East, and after spending a month acclimating to the oppressive Kuwait heat, they finally get the order to go. While they waited, they got hints of what to expect. When LAR's flight touched down in Kabul on the morning of 17 August, their first mission was....

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