Spc. Justin Phillips, a Bossier City, La., native, with Bravo Company, 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry
Regiment, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, interacts with a child during a key leader engagement
in Ganjitsu Kalay, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, 30 Sep., 2011. Key leader engagements allow coalition
forces the opportunities to meet with local elders and leaders of tribes to learn about issues in their
communities and be able to offer help in finding solutions. U.S. forces cleared 14 improvised explosive
devices from this child’s village while conducting this operation. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kristina Truluck/Released)
The boy in the photo can be seen in Crippled
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