(Ben Bloker/Stars and Stripes)

Oubaidy, Iraq, March 4, 2009: Capt. Scott Young of the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, patrols a street in the impoverished town of Oubaidy. Coalition forces were specifically targeting the trash-laden market in hopes of strengthening the historically neglected suburb of the capital.

Check out the article and additional photos on the 82nd Airborne’s efforts here.

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