(Kendra Helmer/Stars and Stripes)

Somewhere in the Persian Gulf, March 22, 2003: Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Klostermann, an aviation boatswain’s equipment mate, gives the thumbs-up for an aircraft to launch off the USS Kitty Hawk.

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