1st Lt. Donald Vance, a native of Lehigh Acres, Fla., looks up at an Iraqi child during a combined dismounted patrol Jan. 17 in the New Baghdad district of eastern Baghdad. Paratroopers assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, partnered with the 1st Battalion, 8th Brigade, 2nd National P Division during the dismounted patrol in order to assess the neighborhood’s security and gain intelligence.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Licea, 3rd BCT PAO, 82nd Abn. Div., MND-B)