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Tuzla Air Base, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Feb. 17, 1996: Paratroopers of Southern European Task Force’s 3rd Battalion, 325th Airborne Battalion Combat Team run to the CH-47 Chinook helicopter that will fly them to Hungary on the first leg of the trip back to their home base at Vicenza, Italy. The soldiers were some of the first peacekeepers to enter Bosnia-Herzegovina, landing at Tuzla Air Base in mid-December 1995.

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