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Spc. Matthew Plumlee's St. Michael's medallion, which was given to him by a chaplain who told him St. Michael was the patron saint of paratroopers. Plumlee, a military policeman with Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division from Oklahoma City, Okla., wears the medallion with his dog tags when he goes out on patrols. Photo by SGT Michael Pryor.

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Spc. Benjamin West of Tempe, Ariz., an infantryman with D Co, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, fits a piece of colored cloth embroidered with the Star of David into the flap of his body armor. West carries the cloth, which was sent to him by his aunt, with him on all his patrols. Photo by SGT Michael Pryor.

[note:  Delta Company 2/325th has produced some great soldiers and *cough* bloggers...GO GET SOME, D-BOYS!!!]

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