Marines Use MK-19 Grenade Launcher Like A Mortar

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Marines use a MK-19 grenade launching machine gun as a high-angle indirect fire weapon, like a mortar, to engage enemy positions that are hidden behind buildings and walls, which makes direct fire engagement futile.

Through much of OIF, mortar teams were not allowed to use their weapon systems in urban areas due to the risk of collateral damage. These resourceful Marines figured out a way to circumvent their restrictive rules of engagement to engage the enemy.

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