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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 E-mail your photos to:

Photos published January 1, 2007

Submitted by Maj. David Hernandez, family nurse practitioner, 210th Brigade Support Battalion, Camp Striker, Baghdad. Medics from Company C, 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry load an Iraqi with multiple gunshot wounds onto a Medevac flight. In my patrol, I was also the first family nurse practitioner to be in a forward observation/patrol base. This is not a typical or routine tasking for nurses. It was an experience I will never forget, and also it increased my respect for the infantry soldier.

Submitted by Maj. Mark E. Grant, Camp Echo, Iraq. Our unit is Distribution Management Team 5, which is part of 3rd Corps Support Command from Wiesbaden, Germany. The photo is our dining facility here at Camp Echo in August after a rocket attack. The caption should be “cleaning up after the attack — and life goes on!”

Submitted by Spc. Josiah J. Reuter, 3rd Platoon “Outlaws,” Company B, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry, 10th Mountain Division at FOB Bermel, Paktika province, eastern Afghanistan. The 3rd Platoon “Outlaws” are stopped in a security halt to take a break during a six-hour convoy down to scope out a spot for a potential new forward operating base.

Submitted by Petty Officer 1st Class Keith W. DeVinney. Capt. Bill Wold, from Fayetteville, N.C., assigned to the 414th Civil Affairs Battalion, speaks with a local elementary school administrator in Baghdad to find out what the school needs in order to run properly.

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