(Monte Morin/Stars and Stripes)

Ramadi, Iraq, Aug. 11, 2006: Staff Sgt. Eric Forbes, 28, of Andover, Mass., peeks through a view port in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle before hitting the streets on foot. The soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment were conducting so-called “census patrols,” intended to document every resident of a given home and gauge their attitude toward coalition troops, public services and security.

Read the article on the operation here.

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