(Timothy Baker/Stars and Stripes)

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dec. 25, 1998: As the sun sets into the fog below Hill 722, Pfc. Alex Longoria of Company C, 1st Battalion, 8th Regiment trudges through the snow on his patrol around the hill’s perimeter. Longoria, based at Camp McGovern, was assigned to a week of force protection duty.

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