Steve Liewer ©Stars and StripesIraq, November, 2004: Sgt. Lamar Waring, 24, of the 1st Battalion, 113th Field Artillery from the North Carolina National Guard, watches a gate at Forward Operating Base Wilson, Iraq with two important weapons ready: his rifle and his fly swatter.

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