Jason Chudy ©Stars and StripesAfghanistan, July, 2005: Soldiers from Company C, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, turn and kneel away from a CH-47D Chinook helicopter as it comes in for a landing in a riverbed northwest of Qalat. The Vicenza, Italy-based soldiers were being picked up after an unsuccessful mission to capture an area Taliban leader.

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