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Paratrooper finds resilience in face of deep wounds

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Saldivar (left), from San Antonio, of 2nd Platoon, D Company, 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment, applies special effects makeup to an actor during the filming of “Zydeco.” Saldivar said that his special effects started out as a hobby, but eventually became therapeutic for post-traumatic stress disorder. (Courtesy photo)



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This work, Paratrooper finds resilience in face of deep wounds [Image 1 of 2], is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.21.2010

Date Posted:02.28.2013 18:44

Photo ID:876710

VIRIN:101021-A-#####-203

Resolution:1715x1117

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Location:LA, US

Hometown:SAN ANTONIO, TX, US

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