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Once again, members f the U.S. Armed Forces have answered the call of their country. America's sons (and daughters) are fighting and dying in a foreign, hostile land. Like millions of brave souls who have gone before them, they go into harm's way willing to pay the supreme sacrifice for duty, Honor, Country -- and for us, their countrymen, who rest safely at home. Whether or not one agrees with the political decision to go to war with Iraq, the U.S. troops ordered into battle deserve the honor and support of every American and the thanks of a grateful nation.

Enemy made human: Two U.S. Marines give water to a captured Iraqi solider.

Preparing for battle: Marines receive instructions from their commander outside the Iraqi town of Nasiriyah.

Engaging the enemy: U.S. soldiers work to secure a farming area outside the southern Iraqi city of Basra. Smoke from burning oil fields covers the sky in the background.

Saving life: Marines carry a wounded comrade to safety during an intense battle at Nasiriyah.

Exhausted: After a fierce battle at Nasiriyah, Marines collapse on the road to rest before reengaging the Iraqi forces.

Reverent supplication: Just north of Kuwait City, Marines pause for a moment of prayer before advancing into Iraq.
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Publication:The New American
Date:Apr 21, 2003
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