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Vietnam vets in Iraq see ‘entirely different war’

Before dawn, the pilots digest their intelligence briefing with coffee. The sun rises as they start preflight checks. Just after 7:30, they start rotors turning on their UH-60A Black Hawk, and ease it smoothly into the desert sky. Chief Warrant Officers DeWayne Browning and Randy Weatherhead will take off and land a dozen times this hot day, ferrying infantry troops battling Iraq’s insurgents in the Sunni Muslim heartland that Saddam Hussein calls home. Only if those young troops look closely, past the jumble of struts and wires and into the obstructive flight helmets, will they notice something odd: Browning’s gray, nearly white moustache and telltale furrows on Weatherhead’s face. Full Story

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