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Bosanski Brod, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dec. 29, 1997: Sgt. Francisco Davilla, a member of C-Company 3-116th Infantry, 29th Division (light) of the Virginia National Guard, prepares to open the West Gate at Troll Village, which is underneath the Slavonski Brod bridge.

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