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Monte Morin ©Stars and StripesRamadi, Iraq, August, 2006: Spc. Brian Beardslee, 21, of San Clemente, Calif., keeps an eye out for insurgents through a hole cut out of one of two buildings seized in Ramadi’s deadliest neighborhood and converted into a fortified patrol base.

RELATED MATERIAL: Stars and Stripes' 2006 story about the operation in Ramadi.


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