(Jon R. Anderson/Stars and Stripes)

Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 22, 2002: 101st Airborne Division soldier Pvt. Sam Sherman shrugs off the cold inside his fighting position. The article published with the photo noted, “Six months ago, Sherman was a civilian. Today, he’s a member of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and one of the first soldiers to arrive in this still-tense region of Afghanistan.”

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