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Iraq vets give taste of war

Guardsmen get training on bombs, insurgents

By Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / December 25, 2005

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CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- Sergeant Eric Maples stands in the back of the Humvee as it rumbles along the gravel road. The 32-year-old Tennessee guardsman, who returned from convoy duty in Iraq in November, holds Specialist John Currid by the waist as the 20-year-old trainee is perched in the machine gun turret. (Full article: 1350 words)

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