Photo of U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Samuel Galan, a UH-1Y Venom crew chief assigned to Marine Light Helicopter Attack Squadron (HMLA) 169, opens fire while conducting an interdiction mission over Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 3, 2013. Galan, from Houston, Texas, is deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps

Sergeant Samuel Galan of U.S. Marine light helicopter attack squadron HMLA-169 breaks up a Taliban ambush in Helmand province, Afghanistan, using a minigun mounted in a Bell UH-1Y Venom helicopter gunship on Feb. 3, 2013. (Corporal Alejandro Pena (U.S. Marine Corps))

Corporal Alejandro Pena (U.S. Marine Corps)