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A paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Divisionís 1st Brigade Combat Team provides overwatch security to fellow paratroopers and Afghan National Security Forces after a firefight May 17, 2012, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. The agricultural areas surrounding Combat Outpost Giro are a haven for insurgent activities. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)
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Shadowed-DarkNinja Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is quite a beautiful picture!
And wow, that camouflage works pretty well. I'm surprise I almost didnt see him there, lol. Great shot!
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Freelancer521 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Amazing Photo of an amazing group of people. Wonderful!
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CardsNBoards Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
We are using this photo on our game website
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:icon4dlover:
4DLover Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Wow
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:iconalienslo:
Alienslo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Just wow photo, love army pics and stuff myself....B-E-A-UTEFUL :D
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:iconrain-tear:
Rain-tear Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is not only beautiful, it males you think too.
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:iconrain-tear:
Rain-tear Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Makes x(
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:iconway2epic4me:
way2epic4me Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
why do the some of the most beautiful places on earth always have to be watered with blood?
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
High Ground...Hard Stripe...
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rtippin Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent photo! If it weren't for that bit of blue on that trooper, he would really be well camouflaged. Hooah, Airborne!
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:iconumikaisme:
umikaisme Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
finally see you back~~
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:iconlezhuarez:
LezHuarez Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
that water bottle stands out
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:iconmiguelz:
Miguelz Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
BOOM headshot!
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p4rtOFthePr0blem Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Afghanistan is such a beautiful country, too bad it's ravaged by so much violence.
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Alucard1475 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
All in the name of our 'economy'. Wait! Make that 'freedom'. This facade appeals to many.
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wiszdomart Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L
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designerfied Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing photo!! Thanks!!
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dopushups Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
proof.... once again that those sh*ty knee pads dont work worth a crap. ... oh yeah, excellent shot
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XToriRoseXD Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
wow thats really good camouflage, i didnt even see him at first lol
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ghostcharmer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
at first i was like "oh that's a pretty realistic sculpture-wait-a-second @.@" XD
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magenguy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice shot
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GazeRockMei Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this. My dad's in the military and it's always a help when I see people supporting our troops and what they do for us.
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Soul-Daemon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how do they go back to civilian life after that
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:iconemcha:
Emcha Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
We go home and carry on with our lives.

for emotional stuff we get together and talk about our feelings and what we did and do.

also, many soldiers don't really go back to civilian life as they spend almost their entire adult life in the military, so there really isn't any "civilian life" to "go back to." typically though "going back" to civilian life means going home, playing alot of video games, and busting your ass trying to find work in this shitty economy that only hires you for the tax break hiring veterans gives you then lets you go after they get the tax credit.
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Soul-Daemon Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Much respect.
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Madvillan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Truth.
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MotorTomten Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Shipped home, probably by air and then hopefully gets a job is my guess.
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Soul-Daemon Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was meaning the psychological effects must be pretty hard to normalise back into society after running around mountain tops at sunrise with guns to then have to walk into a shop with a wallet and buy stuff maybe go home and play on their xbox, it just couldn't be the same ever again.
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Sydidicaa Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Simply gorgeous
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ArchXAngel20 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome shot!

See anything? XD


Great shot yet again!

=D
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NEXT-IN-L1NE Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Proud to be an American :)
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:iconneedleguns:
Needleguns Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why?...
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NEXT-IN-L1NE Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why not? It's my home country and here we have a democracy (whatever's left of it LOL) and rights.
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talknight2 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Because someone else is fighting in your name or because you saw a cool photo of him?
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Needleguns Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You can be proud of others and proud that Americans risk their lives for others. You don't have to be proud of yourself.
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talknight2 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you don't understand what the meaning of 'pride' is.
Here's a dictionary entry:

"pride
noun

a high or inordinate opinion of one's own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc.

pleasure or satisfaction taken in something done by or belonging to oneself or believed to reflect credit upon oneself."



i.e. if you didn't do, you can't be proud of it.
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Needleguns Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, people currently use the word pride/proud to describe how they feel about others, for example someone talking to their friend "I'm proud of you (for quitting smoking)"
Or, "I'm proud of you, son"
It doesn't have to be 'politically correct' to work in a sentence.
Words can change, just like gay. :P
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talknight2 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I maintain my point that being proud of something you have nothing or almost nothing to do with is self-indulgent.
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Needleguns Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Besides, they were only expressing their pride in being American. And that exact phrase is said a lot. :P 'Proud to be American'
And seeing a photo of people fighting with their lives for others can make people feel proud to be in such an amazing country.
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NEXT-IN-L1NE Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you serious? I'm proud to be an American because here I have freedom, rights, and life is good. I support the troops who protect us, too. Are you American? If so, why aren't you proud? :)
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talknight2 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It was kinda unrelated to say "I'm proud to be an American" on a picture of a random American soldier. What's he got to do with it?

It doesn't make sense to be "proud" of things you personally had nothing to do with.
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NEXT-IN-L1NE Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Look, I haven't fought in a war, true. But I'm proud of my nationality like you should be proud of yours. The picture was simply an opportune spot to sport my patriotism. Besides, what do you care? All I was doing was saying that I'm proud to be an American. Why can't you just smile and move on? Why are you trying to pick apart what I say and try to make me look bad or stupid? Please, just enjoy the picture and leave me alone. Thank you. :)
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talknight2 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why should I be proud of my nationality just for being a part of it? I was never involved in anything important that has ever been attributed to my people. "Proud" is not a word that should be used for being happy about things you didn't do. Just seems logical to me.
If you enjoy your life in America you should say "when I look at the rest of the world I'm pretty chill about living in America."

I like nitpicking!
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NEXT-IN-L1NE Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*facepalm* To be frank, I don't care what you prefer when it comes to being patriotic. I'm just happy to be in a nation like this one, where my rights are protected and I have freedom and that there are troops who ensure the citizens are safe and so on. Yes, I'm not a part of the US military, but citizens do play a crucial role in the government and the nation (maybe not as much now-a-days with the corrupt government, but you get what I'm saying). So let's agree to disagree, ok? :)
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talknight2 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Meh, I guess I stirred your brains around enough. On to the next victim of my logic! :lol:
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Allendra3 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If this isn't this artist's photo, then I don't think it should be given a DD.
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tionnahemcrae Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this image.
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