FILE - In this April 9, 2003 file photo, Staff Sgt. Nick Popaditch of the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines Regiment, smokes a cigar while standing on top of his tank, as he arrives at a main crossroad in ... more 
FILE - In this April 9, 2003 file photo, Staff Sgt. Nick Popaditch of the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines Regiment, smokes a cigar while standing on top of his tank, as he arrives at a main crossroad in downtown Baghdad. A statue of then Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is in the background. On April 7, 2004, while serving as a United States Marine in Iraq, Popaditch's tank was struck by an RPG, with shrapnel carving a path through his sinuses and destroying his right eye. His actions earned him a Silver Star and a Purple Heart but cost him his military career. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Laurent Rebours
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