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Ron Jensen ©Stars and StripesAs Sindiyah, Iraq, December, 2004: Lance Cpl. Erica Larson, top, and Cpl. Chad Dirksen prepare a panel for a bridge that will soon span the Tigris River in Iraq. They are with 8th Engineer Support Battalion, Bridge Company A, the only active-duty bridge-building company in the Marines.

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