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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 6, 2008

Submitted by Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Mann, 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), LSA Anaconda, Iraq. I was walking to the Main PX here at LSA Anaconda and I was quite surprised to see, attempting to enter the PX, was an Imperial Storm Trooper, in a gleaming white uniform. The uniform was complete with appropriate weapon — the long one that looks like a machine gun — and the orange shoulder guard. Considering that this is the dust capital of the world, the Storm Trooper’s white suit was abnormally clean.

Submitted by Keith Lepor, Kabul, Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Douglas Mastriano of Headquarters ISAF gives stuffed toys to Afghan orphans during a humanitarian relief mission to an orphanage containing nearly 150 needy children. This was one of several trips to this orphanage and the items distributed were mostly donations from generous Americans in Germany, the United States and Japan.

Submitted by Lt. Col. Ed Ledford, Combined Joint Task Force-82 and Regional Command East, 82nd Airborne Division, Afghanistan. A young girl in Peshawar, Pakistan, pauses to look back for her mother.

Submitted by 1st Lt. Daniel J. McGurk, Distribution Platoon Leader, 2-159th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion deployed to LSA Anaconda, Iraq. I took this photo as an AH-64D Apache was getting refueled on LSA Anaconda.

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