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U.S. Army Sgt. James T. Schmidt, an infantry squad leader from Decatur, Ill., assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, pulls security while on patrol in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province, Nov. 4. On his right wrist, Schmidt wears a memorial bracelet for his nine fallen comrades from his previous platoon’s deployment to Afghanistan. Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
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Exploiter69 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
why his helmet have 2ofspades sign on it?
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bulmer26 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
1 BCT is the spade the 2 in the middle means 2nd battalion which is 2-327 "No Slack" I am currently in Cco 2-327.
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DivergentFOUNDRY Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what an awesome shot, i commend him for his bravery and his commemorative spirit with the bracelet.
Thank you for your service.
nice rifle btw, digging the M4 camo job!
aso di anyone notice his helmet?
awesome clover patch and his helmet band reads:
"BASTARD 4 O-POS 1515"
soldiers are such bosses
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adqezcwsx Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student General Artist
love the camo
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Laxorus Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Very nice photo!
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Jcatz338 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats a sexy M4a1 carbine.
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RAMENmanga-ka Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
What weapon is he holding do you know?
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thetnknownbrony Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some AR-15 Platform Rifle
My quess a M4A1 Carbine 
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PorcupineSorrow Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Do you know if the parts with camouflage are made of plastic?
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:iconfuloljk:
fuloljk Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They are, why?
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Shepharda10 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
He is wearing the flame resistant cloth that sometime looks plastic-like. What part of his gear are you referring to(there are many plastic polymers used in the rest of his gear)?
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fuloljk Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
he asked if the painted parts of the rifle were plastic, which they are. You are referring to the gear and clothing.
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:iconporcupinesorrow:
PorcupineSorrow Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
what's the name of the rifle he is using?
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:iconthe-paranormal:
The-Paranormal Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
M4.
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Rainen-Avernathy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
My salutations to his fallen brothers and sisters in arms.
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A-U-R Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wow great shot!
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candlejack1 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
God bless them all.
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Dibbs0nJasperxx Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
wow the artist comment about the bracelet is so sad! but great picture none the less and that gives it so much more meaning
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Dibbs0nJasperxx Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
sorry for the double post
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Dibbs0nJasperxx Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
wow the artist comment about the bracelet is so sad! but great picture none the less and that gives it so much more meaning
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marcs-account Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well traveled eh
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AndrewMcClure Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
My brother lives in Decatur. I envy the infantry for all the gadgets they get for their weapon but I don't envy the reason they need them.
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wulfsige107 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
wow do they actually get to trick out their firearms with awesome furnature like that?
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TheOnlyEpicWolf Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student General Artist
And people thought only CoD does that. Awesome photo.
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wulfsige107 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
lol i thought that. im a fan of the call of duty series but my like for real military comes first c=
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TheOnlyEpicWolf Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student General Artist
haha, i'd rather stay away from teh dangers or irl ,ilitary ;D
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wulfsige107 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
haha i like everything about real military from the code to the running 1 mile or so with 70 pounds of armor
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TheOnlyEpicWolf Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student General Artist
now that i would fail at, got asthma D:
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:iconwulfsige107:
wulfsige107 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
oh i see lol my physical education teacher says asthma is just an excause lol
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TheOnlyEpicWolf Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student General Artist
well, then he can go and... you know the rest ;D
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