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Nobody knows better than Stars and Stripes what you go through downrange. Except you. So we want your help in telling your story. E-mail us your digital photos, depicting what life is like wherever you are, whether on the FOB or on a mission somewhere in the wild. It’s “Your View” of your role in the wars, whether Iraq, Afghanistan or somewhere else. Candid (not posed) shots are best, and please include your name, unit, location and a short caption explaining the picture and your thoughts when you took the shot. Selected photos will be used in the paper and here at stripes.com. E-mail your photos to: view@mail.estripes.osd.mil.

Photos published April 21, 2007

Submitted by Staff Sgt. Antonieta Rico, COB Speicher, Iraq Sgt. Evan Martin, of Battery A, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, pulls security during a visit by his platoon with a sheik in the village of Sharqot, Iraq.

Submitted by Maj. Nancy Torres, 113th Medical Co., Iraq Sgt. Ramon Melocarela, a mental health specialist with the 113th Medical Co., recently became an American citizen and his ceremony was here in Iraq. Here, he gives a blanket to an Iraqi woman and her child at the Civil Military Operations Center. He has been collecting donations for months and regularly visits the center.

Submitted by Cpt. Randall M. Stillinger, Headquarters and Headquarters Co., 1-149th Attack Helicopter Battalion,LSA Anaconda, Balad, Iraq This was taken on Thanksgiving day after escorting a VIP who was visiting the troops. It was taken over the Euphrates River. The pilots are Chief Warrant Officer Bob Stolting and 1st Lt. Joshua Trapp.

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