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On Dec. 28, 2002, Army 1st Sgt. Colin Rich volunteered to lead a patrol along the eastern Afghanistan border with Pakistan. The events of that day would change his life forever. As the soldiers of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment began their mission, insurgents in the hillside mounted an attack. Bullets suddenly ripped through the thin mountain air. One round...

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