THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING

Afghan veterans offer stories from 7-year US involvement

Sobering views but no calls for withdrawal

Retired Army Captain Westley Moore (left) and retired Army Staff Sergeant Christopher McGurk concluded their testimony yesterday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Retired Army Captain Westley Moore (left) and retired Army Staff Sergeant Christopher McGurk concluded their testimony yesterday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (Win Mcnamee/Getty Images)
By Farah Stockman
Globe Staff / April 24, 2009

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WASHINGTON - One held the hand of a dying fellow soldier and told himself that the sacrifice would not be in vain. Another watched an Afghan tribal leader risk his life to seek US protection for his village - only to be told that it was not possible. A third interviewed insurgents who said they expect American troops to get ... (Full article: 717 words)

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