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Drew Brown ©Stars and StripesAfghanistan, December, 2009: Sgt. Henry Vega, 32, of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, a soldier with Company B, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, returns fire on Taliban gunmen shooting at a small outpost near the village of Ashoque in Zhari district, Kandahar province.

RELATED MATERIAL: Stars and Stripes' 2009 story about the battle.

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