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Jim Wade in Afghanistan

Jim and our soliders over in Afghanistan.

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    Jim Wade reports from Afghanistan each friday morning
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    L-R ARMY SPECIALIST KEN SCAR, SSGT FRANK INMAN [A DIEHARD DALLAS COWBOYS FAN] IN AFGHANISTAN
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    Camel ride
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    Standing with the majestic Kajaki Dam built by the US Agency for INT'L Development in the 1950's.
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    L-R Senior Civilian Rep.Paul Reid, Helmand Province GOV. Mangal, MAJ.GEN.Malouk, 215th Corps Ana, MAJ.GEN.Toolman
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    Back row CPL.Kuhl,SGT.Palerider, front row LCPL.Meatball,LCPL.Waco, and LCPL.Tracer.
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    Hotel California at Baghram Air Field,Afghanistan.
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    Camp Morreel in Kuwait.
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    Camel ride.
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    Camel ride.
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    SPC.Tiffany Reeves takes a camel ride.
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    PFC.Malcolm Boyd
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    SGT.Gilcrest
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    PFC.Malcolm Boyd
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    LCPL.Solano
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    1st CAV.Division SGT.Major Malloy and Jim Wade
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    1st CAV.3-227 SGT.Thomson awards Jim Wadea B CO.615th ASB Bladeslingers sticker.
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    Jim Wade Acknowleges appaulse of 3-227 CAV.
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    Combat Engineers 3/7 Marines L-R LCPL.Burroughs and LCPL.Brewer taken at PB 36 in Sangin Valley, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
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    Jim Wade reports from Afghanistan each friday morning
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    Guard Commander/Camp Commandant GSGT Smith 3/7 H&S CO. pointing, Guard Chief SGT.Aaron Swartz and SGT.Daniel
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    SGT.Daniel Andrezejewski of III Marine Expeditionary Force Military working dogs platroon. His dog is Staff Seargent Dano.
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    198th Medical Co. Mural at Ali Al Salem Air Base Kuwait.
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    LCPL.Burroughs displays Al Queida or Taliban rocket propelled grenade tail fin.
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    PFC.Altamare walking point scanning for land mines followed by LCPL.Brewer and CPL.Durk
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    Left to Right, Baldwin sweeping for land mines with CPL.Parks and SGT.Tucker
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    LCPL. Durk moving through cornfield under command of squad leader SGT.Tucker.
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    India CO.3RD Platoon moving through cornfields
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    LCPL. Tracer
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    LCPL. Palacios
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    L-R, LCPL.Brewer,Palerider, "MBC" Kuhl, SGT.Tucker
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    Devil Dogs gather around a fire to keep warm. From left to right, LCPL.Brewer, SGT.Tucker,,Palerider,Greenleaf,"MBC"Kuhl, and SGT. A.J. Nelson.
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    SGT.Tucker Click here for Jim's page.
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    CPL.Nava Click here for Jim's page.
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    CPL.Kuhl Click here for Jim's page.
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    L-R LCPL.Pacheco and CPL.Parks.
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    Campaign Posters in Jalulah,Iraq.
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    Click here for Jim's page. SPC. Longoria
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    Click here for Jim's page. Alpha Team
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    Jim Wade back in Afghanistan with live reports every Friday morning at 7:08am on Bill Mick LIVE.
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    Click here for Jim's page. SSG. Bailey watches through his goggles looking for Taliban.
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    Click here for Jim's page. Watchtower looking down on Baylough Bowl in Deh Choan Afghanistan.
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    Click here for Jim's page. Morter at Firebase Thunder.
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    Click here for Jim's page. 2ND Platoon returning to COP George Patton above the bowl.
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    Click here for Jim's page. Alexander The Great's Fort.
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    Dud Claymore mine from a Iraqi Police checkpoint in Jalulah,Iraq.
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    SPC.Pierson standing security at this checkpoint.
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    More campaign posters in Jalulah,Iraq.
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    Campaign Posters in Jalulah,Iraq.
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    Lt.Partin shaking hands with Lt.Col Muhannad.
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    PVT.Hudi.
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    Lt.Col Muhammad serves eggs and phalafo(bread) to Lt.Partin.
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    Sgt.Fraki.
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    Convoy of Stryker combat vehicles.
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    Armed villiagers converse with Lt.Col Muhammad, Lt.Partin, and Sgt.Colley..
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    Jim with Sgt.Faki.
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    DOC Amdahl tends to a villiager who fell due to chest pains.
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    Villiagers armed to the teeth to prtect their free elections on a hillside in Jalulah,Iraq.
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    Sgt.Fraki,Dennis, and Pvt.Cadwell,the driver..
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    Sgt.Colley and his men prepare to head out on combat patrol in Jalulah.Iraq.
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    Soldiers of 5/1 CAV Bravo Troop before leaving on patrol..
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    Political posters.
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    More posters.
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    Land Mine Explosion Site.
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    Sgt.Fraki.
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    Note the automatic weapon, two mortar rounds, fuses, 9 mm, bullets, etc. Hidden in the shanty (150 square feet) on the left side of the picture with a picture of Al Sadr on the right as you enter.
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    Same mohallah (neighborhood). Note the six artillery rounds, AK-47, three grenades.
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    Shiek Mahammud and Jim at district (muhalla) police chief meeting.
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    The kids love us.
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    The kids love us.
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    Jim playing ping-pong with some of the kids in the neighborhood.
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    Jim playing ping-pong with some of the kids in the neighborhood.
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    Flag flies at half staff in honor of loyal American and loving girlfriend Martha Landers who passed away Jan.10th,2010. Landers was Jim wade's support when he was blown up in Baghdad in 2008.
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    ISF/IRAQ Security Force Soldier proudly shows his ink covered finger that Iraqi's use to vote.
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    Jim Wade holding a predator recon plane that crashed into a field, he then handed it over to SGT.Parsons of the 2-15 Artillery10th Mountain Division.
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    American Translator SP4 Alexander after recovering downed predator spy plane.
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    HEADHUNTERS of 2-15 Artillery 10th Mountain Division.
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    LCPL Southerland, CPL Gentry cover Devil Dogs of India CO. 2ND Platoon in poppy fields of Marjah,Afghanistan.
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    SSGT.Boyd of Pittsburg,PA. reacts during offensive operations with India CO. Click here for Jim's page.
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    Afghan child smiles at Jim Wad during offensive ops in Marjah.
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    Afghani child extends his hand to Jim Wade.
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    Caves in Marjah
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    Friendly Afghan local in Marjah,Afganistan.
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    Caves in Marjah
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    Crooks takes aim with his scope to keep his fellow Devil Dogs safe during clearing ops.
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    Crooks takes aim with his scope to keep his fellow Devil Dogs safe during clearing ops.
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    Crooks takes aim with his scope to keep his fellow Devil Dogs safe during clearing ops. Click here for Jim's page.
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    Devil Dog holding up the bag of Opium
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    Devil Dogs of Mustang 2 on the way down a well where they found caves that contained processed Opium and weapons.
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    Hutch secures inside quart while fellow Devil Dogs search for Taliban.
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    davis signals fellow Devil Dog CPL.Hutchco on patrol looking for Taliban.
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    LCPL Erwin stands security during clearing operation in Mariah. Click here for Jim's page.
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    Devil Dogs Delco hands cell phone taken from possible Taliban to LCPL Davis, (note:cell phones are used to detonate IED's)
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    Detainees being led away in violent dust storm by Mustangs of India CO. 3-6 Marines.
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    Devil Dogs of Mustang 2 3-6 Marines carry away two 20 pound bags of processed opium, home made explosives, and weapons they seized in caves of Marjah,Afghanistan.
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    LCPL Myers leads away detainee. Click here for Jim's page.
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    India CO.3/6 marines rest at checkpoint after day long hump in 100 deg. heat. Click here for Jim's page.
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    SSG.Harms awards Jim Wade India CO.3/6 Marines Helo Lift Patch Click here for Jim's page.
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    CPL.Laurents Click here for Jim's page.
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    CPL.Laurents and LCPL.Harris Click here for Jim's page.
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    CPL.Panko, CPL.Newberry, LCPL.Caudill proudly display India CO.3/6 Marines colors Click here for Jim's page.
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    HM# "DOC" Pascual in foreground, to his left is LCPL.Cazel, and LCPL.Hassan secure landing
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    Captain Robeson Inida CO. CMDR. SSG.Harms directing his Marines.
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    Lima CO. CMDR, 3/6 Marines Captain Robeson following dismount somewhere in Marjeh.
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    PFC.Crowell, LCPL.Burke, clearing out Curat
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    India Co. 3/6 Marines, LCPL.Hassan, 1LT Shipman, CPL.Howell...The "Fortunate Son" Click here for Jim's page.
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    Driving to the found weapons cache in Sadr City. Click here for Jim's page.
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    One of the mortar tubes that were found. These things could pack a lot of explosives.
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    Col. Hort posing with his Iraqi counterparts amid the found weapons.
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    Col. Hort posing with his Iraqi peer amid the found weapons.
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    Col. Hort posing with his Iraqi counterparts amid the found weapons.
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    A couple of Jim's escorts around Sadr City.
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    Another one of Jim's escorts around Sadr City.
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    Members of the Iraqi army hauling away the weapons found in this massive cache.
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    Iranian-made EFPs, much like the one that hit Jim's convoy on his last trip to Iraq. Click here for Jim's page.
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    122 mm mortar shells. Click here for Jim's page.
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    Cell phone rigged detonator. Click here for Jim's page.
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    Job well done! Col. Hort shakes hands with his Iraqi counterpart. Click here for Jim's page.
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    Jim kneels among some RPKs and 122 mm mortar shells. Click here for Jim's page.
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    EFP rigged into a child's toy car. To what lengths will terrorists go? Click here for Jim's page.
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    Some of the team members Jim's been embedded with, including Sgt. Dyer and Sgt. Fear (left and right of Jim, respectively).
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    Member of Alpha Co. Renegades from 1/6 Infantry leaps over a wall in Sadr City during a gunfight on 10/22/08. Click here for Jim's page.
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    An Iraqi serves us chi tea after a day of hard work. Click here for Jim's page.
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    Food put out for US Troops of 252ND Combined Arms Battallion.
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    Lt.Angeli and as he calls Sheik Nawas' Daughter, "My Neice".
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    Lt.Angeli and "Niece"
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    SGT.Hammonds aka "Crazyhorse"
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    Grateful and thirsty Iraqi boy accepts water from American Soldier.
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    Army Specialist Hubbard Hands out water to the poor Iraqi's in the FOB Falcon AO.
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    Hungry,thirsty,and happy Iraqi women smile to show their love for Americans of the 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team who gave them food and water.
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    Specialist Hubbard gives food to Iraq's poor people.
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    Army Specialist Hubbard hands out food to Iraqi's.
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    Iraqi girl and her Mom's food and water.
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    Very young Iraqi women with food and water.
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    SGT.Copeland
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    Army Soldier Stands security during food giveaway.
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    Iraqi women gives thumbs up to Americans who gave her family food and water.
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    Mel. High Class of 2007 Graduate Army Specialist Jessie Burcham. Click here for Jim's page.
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    Iraqi Squad Leader and Platoon LDR.SGT.Keller.
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    These are of our most trusted translators named Lawrence who is urging on tye Iraq national police in their morning cross country run to the top of burm hill and back.
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    Jim at a nuclear power plant in Iraq that was bombed by Isreal in 1981.
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    This murder hole was put in by the Taliban
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    Looking out the Muder Hole
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    Back row L-R, CPL.Halker, LCPL.Williams and front row L-R, CPL.Kennedy, Alex, and LCPL.Longshore at Patrol Base Compton. Click here for Jim's page.
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    Dismounted IED (2 Tennis Balls) found in Mountains of Zarhowza,Afghanistan by US Army SSGT.Nunez of Apache Co.2-28 Inf. 172ND Inf. Brigade
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    HM3 (FMF) Joshua Garman, HM1 (FMF) Jeremy Wagoner, HN Michael Nowak, HMC (FMF) Brian Reutlinger, HN Anthony Shelley, HM3 Douvon Gonzales,HM2(FMF) Eric Davenport, HM3 Joshua Sasser, HM3 Antaeus Woods, HM3 (FMF) Matthew Young, LTJG Anthony Biello, HA Jeremy Lotz, HM2 Orlie Crisostomo, and LT Robert Sklar.
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    Patrol Base Compton
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    SSGT.Antonaccio looking for Taliban
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    CPL. Hooper mine sweeps ahead of the Patrol.
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    USMC Glynn at Patrol Base Compton Kilo CO.3-6 Marines
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    Iraqi child smiles after Sgt. Roland gave him a pack of M&Ms. No matter where you are, kids love candy. Click here for Jim's page.
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    Jim with an AK-47 and magazine. Click here for Jim's page.
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    US troops with an Iraqi girl. Click here for Jim's page.
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    Despite what you may have heard/read elsewhere, Iraqi women are just fine with having their photos taken. Click here for Jim's page.
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    Another Iraqi family that loves the Americans. Click here for Jim's page.
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    L-R: Brig. Gen. Lacey, IMCO Director Zahim, Jim Wade, State Dept.'s Phil Kosnett. Click here for Jim's page.
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    Marine Captain Champaign next to a sculpture made of siezed weapons pieces. Click here for Jim's page.
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    Creative uses of the 10,000 weapons captured in a massive cache a couple weeks back.
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    Close-up of the previous picture - parts of AK-47s. Click here for Jim's page.
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    With a souvenir award from IMCO Director Zahim, again made out of siezed weapons pieces. Click here for Jim's page.
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    The troops love us! Click here for Jim's page.
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    Jim picked the Challenge Coin award for all his hard work getting the word out on the sucesses in Iraq from the 82ND Brigade Support Battalion 82ND Airbourne.
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    Builder 2ND Class Aldaya and Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Dougherty with Jim in Kuwait. Click here for Jim's page.
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    From left to right, Chief Schierloh, BU2 Aldaya, SR.Chief Chapman MC1 Roesch, and Hospital Corspman Browning.
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    DOC.Browing awards Jim with the Corpsman's Challange Coin.
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    158th Infantry Arizona national Guard Afghanistan FOB Sharona and US Navy Petty Officer King.
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    Gunner SPC.Ryan Lopez from Tucson heads out for the bad lands of Afghanistan.
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    Navy Seabee Corpsman Marc Retmier was killed in action while on combat patrol in dangerous Paktika Province,Afghanistan.
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    Navy Seabee 1st Class Construction Mechanic Ross Toles.
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    Preparing for Combat Mission in dangerous southeastern Afghanistan is Navy Petty Officer King and Navy Petty Officer Mount. Click here for Jim's page.
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    Navy Petty Officer Mount from Indiatlantic.
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    Afghan kids love to be held. Click here for Jim's page.
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    Afghan children giving Jim the thumbs up.
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    Jim at the Sharana Hospital that is being remodeled by America.
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    Captain Lunaria in front of the hospital.
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    SPECIALIST Dietrich buying na'nh bread from the local bakery.
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    The baker smiles at Jim.
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    Afghan children enjoying some bread with Jim.
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    Afghan kids laughing at old man Wade.
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    Close up shot.
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    Captain Lunaria standing in front of wind powered turbines that supply the hospital with electrical power.
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    SSGT.Bueno interviews heroic wounded Afghan Soldier.
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    Wounded Afghan Soldier with his cousin who never left his side. Click here for Jim's page.
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    SSGT.Bustamonte with Brigadier General Harrington and Brigadier General Martin.
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    Brigadier General Martin points to the globe and anchor.
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    Jim Wade with Brigadier General Harrington and Brigadier General Martin.
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    Army Soldier Hoffman delivers free food to gleeful Sharana,Afghanistan orphan.
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    Happy and chirpy Sharana orphan walks away with free food given by Army Soldier Hoffman.
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    Army Soldier Hoffman shows off oil given to Sharana,Afghanistan Orphanage.
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    LT.Brzozokowski stands next to the Disable and Martyrs Department and orpanage in Sharana,Paktka Province, Afghanistan.
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    234th Marine Corps Birthday
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    Sharana Library Bricklayers take a break following afternoon prayer.
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    Click here for Jim's page. Lamal Orchard.
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    Click here for Jim's page. SFC. Pomele and SSG. Dorris
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    Click here for Jim's page. Seabee Builder 1ST Class Tucker in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
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    Click here for Jim's page. Seabees who laid down their lives in defense of FOB Lagman, Afghanistan.
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    Click here for Jim's page. Seabee UT Chief in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
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    Click here for Jim's page. Kuwait Steel Worker Second Class Carpenter.
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    Click here for Jim's page. SGT.Major Walden
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    Click here for Jim's page. Fallen Seabees Memorial at Camp Morrell,Kuwait.
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    SSG Roach
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    Fire team hugging a wall during weapons raids
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    Iraqi family
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    Iraqi women smiling
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    Iraqi boy shaking hands with Sp. Meeks
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    Muslim woman smiles with her babies
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    Benavidez Peavy Meeks
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    Iraqi boy takes lollipop from Sgt. Westerland
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    Iraqi mother with baby
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    Iraqi girl takes lollipop from American soldier of the 2nd Platoon of Bravo Co. 230th Infantry 10TH Mountain Division
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    Sp. Meeks gives candy to an Iraqi baby
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    Neighborhood store
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    Iraqi mother & children with other women
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    More smiles