Timeline: 'Darkhorse' Marines' Deadly Afghan Mission

A year ago, Marines of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment — known as "Darkhorse" — deployed for southern Afghanistan. When they returned to their home base at Camp Pendleton seven months later, they had lost 25 men — a higher casualty rate than any other Marine unit during the 10 years of war in Afghanistan.

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