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Wounded warriors return to Afghanistan

Retired Sgt. Mike Stafford receives an award at Forward Operating Base Walton, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Dec. 20, 2013. Stafford and four other wounded warriors visited Afghanistan as a part of Operation Proper Exit to visit the battle space and take the opportunity to exit theater properly, helping with the healing process. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Antony S. Lee)

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This work, Wounded warriors return to Afghanistan [Image 2 of 9], by SGT Antony Lee, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.20.2013

Date Posted:12.23.2013 03:41

Photo ID:1143274



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