Photo Gallery: Fort Drum Forces Patrol Nerkh District

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By Dave Bullard

U.S. Army Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, patrol the Nerkh District in the Wardak province of Afghanistan, Oct. 21.



A U.S. Army Soldier from 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, shakes the hand of an Afghan child during a patrol through the Nerkh District in the Wardak province of Afghanistan, Oct. 21.



Afghan children look at a U.S. Army Soldier from 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during a patrol through the Nerkh District in the Wardak province of Afghanistan, Oct. 21.



U.S. Army Soldiers from B Company, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, provide security over the roof top of the Nerkh District Center in the Wardak province of Afghanistan, Oct. 21.

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Kimo Gallahue, commander of 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, puts his hand over the helmet of Pfc. Stefan Squillante, a medic, as a sign of compassion and solidarity while they both survey the site where an improvised explosive device killed 2 fellow Soldiers earlier this year in the Nerkh District in the Wardak Province of Afghanistan, Oct. 21. Gallahue and Squillante were part of the first responders' team and they personally recovered the bodies of the fallen Soldiers.

U.S. Army Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, patrol the streets of the Nerkh District in the Wardak province of Afghanistan, Oct. 21.



U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Douglas Noreen, 29, from Kenosha, Wis., assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, provides security for his convoy inside the Nerkh District in the Wardak Province of Afghanistan, Oct. 21.



U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Ung, 25, from Elizabeth, N.J., assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, takes cover after hearing a single gunshot go off during a patrol in the Nerkh District in the Wardak province of Afghanistan, Oct. 21.



U.S. Army Maj. Joe Escandon from 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, provides security for his convoy during a mission inside the Nerkh District in the Wardak province of Afghanistan, Oct. 21.

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