We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for May 4, 2010

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Sgt. Alex Pryzbylowski of Salem, Ore., and of 3rd Platoon, Apache Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, pictured right, points out something of interest to Sgt. Adam Beach, a native of Lake of Ozarks, Mo., also of 3rd Platoon, during Operation Apache Blanket in Mahudiya, Iraq, on April 23. Photo via the US Army.

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