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Dodging Mortars and Donkeys Outside a Turbulent Iraqi City

Despite the countless road mines and the constant stream of mortar attacks, Cpl. Elijah Lindbo’s strongest memory of Iraq is of chickens. It was November 2004, in the early days of a fierce battle during an offensive to take Falluja from militants, and Corporal Lindbo, a 20-year-old from Anacortes, Wash., was trying to find a sniper. He blasted his way into a building, turned a corner, and came upon a vast warehouse full of chickens. As if on cue, they all turned their heads to stare at him. Full Story

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