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A will to live

Sgt. Alan Castillo, intelligence analyst, poses with Lance Armstrong during Armstrong’s visit to Joint-Base Myer Henderson Hall, Va., in March of last year. A few months later, Castillo was re-diagnosed with colon cancer. Currently, Castillo is assigned to the Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Warrior Transition Unit where he receives treatment for stage four metastatic colon cancer at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.



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This work, A will to live, by SPC Devin Kornaus, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.12.2012

Date Posted:03.12.2012 09:56

Photo ID:539950

VIRIN:120312-A-SS911-539

Resolution:680x1024

Size:357.3 KB

Location:ARLINGTON, VA, USGlobe

Hometown:ARKANSAS CITY, AR, US

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