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Private Joseph Dwyer was Killed by a Can of Dust-Off

The first hero of the war on terror, he survived 92 days of the most intense fighting in Iraq only to die five years later in North Carolina. What killed him? A can of Dust-Off read more
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Iraq Isn't Just for Lovers

While the rest of the embattled nation suffers insurgent attacks, sectarian violence, and suicide bombings, northern Iraq is launching a new offensive: promoting itself as a tourist destination. Welcome to the strangest vacation of your life. read more
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The Fallen: Brothers in Arms

Andrew Velez idolized his older brother, Freddy. So when Freddy joined the Army and went to fight in the Middle East, Andrew followed. Now both brothers are dead—but only one of them is being called a hero. read more
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The Fallen: Lance Corporal Mike Halal, 22

During his second tour of Iraq, Mike Halal made a pact with his friend Ben Czap: If one of them was killed, the other would take care of his family. Halal died in a Humvee accident on September 13, 2004. read more
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The Fallen: Sergeant Scott Kirkpatrick, 26

Poet, punk, and liberal idealist Scott Kirkpatrick joined the Army to influence it from within. Last August he was in pursuit of a sniper when he was killed in a booby-trapped Iraqi house. read more
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Going AWOL

Thousands of soldiers have deserted the Army since the beginning of the Iraq war. So why is an overstretched military doing the bare minimum to bring them back? read more
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The Fallen: 2nd Lieutenant JP Blecksmith, 24

Handsome, talented, and privileged, JP Blecksmith joined the military possessed by a burning desire to serve his country. He died on a rooftop in Fallujah in November 2004. read more
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