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OEF 2008 |

February 24, 2010

OEF 2008
Name: Bouhammer
Posting date: 2/24/10
Returned from: Afghanistan

Here are a couple of great videos I stumbled upon, from the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division.The first one is an eclectic mix of pictures, video, battlefield sounds and music that these guys put together to capture their year in Afghanistan:

OEF 2008 Part 1 from jean baugnon on Vimeo.

This one gives the viewer a short but powerful glimpse into life in the Stan:

OEF 2008 Part 2 from jean baugnon on Vimeo.


thats is combat? men STANDING up while some are prone, shooting at what? something that doesnt shoot back!

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