Sgt. William W. Rollins fought to silence the enemy and protect wounded Marines
By Gidget Fuentes - Staff writer
Posted : Monday Jan 3, 2011
Sgt. William W. Rollins was on a routine reconnaissance patrol June 19, 2008, in Farah province, Afghanistan, when his unit came under fire from suspected insurgents.
As his unit, Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, patrolled the town of Dowlatabad, a white Toyota sedan sped by and opened fire with small arms and rocket-propelled grenades. It was the start of an unexpected, but brutal, four-hour firefight