Afghanistan 2009

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Sgt. Sal Prieto, 26, of Kenosha, Wis., checks out a damaged grape-drying hut after it was hit by a Hellfire missile near the village of Ashoque in Zhari district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Soldiers with Company B, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment called in an air strike on the structure after their nearby outpost came under attack. They believed Taliban fighters were firing from the spot, but found nothing to indicate that the fighters had ever been there. Dec. 3, 2009. DREW BROWN/STARS AND STRIPES