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Spc. Josiah W. Hollopeter, 27, of Valentine, Neb. peers through his rifle scope, hoping to spot an insurgent sniper near Patrol Base K-Wal, in the village of Shakarat, in Diyala province, Iraq. A soldier with Troop C, 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, Hollopeter has been on the hunt for two months, after the enemy marksman killed another U.S. soldier in March. Hollopeter died eight days after this photo was taken, when his four-man sniper team was ambushed by insurgents. June 6, 2007. DREW BROWN/STARS AND STRIPES
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