In this Sept. 5, 2011 photo, a U.S. Marine uses a few learned phrases and sign language to communicate with local children during a break in a foot patrol, in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan. ... more 
In this Sept. 5, 2011 photo, a U.S. Marine uses a few learned phrases and sign language to communicate with local children during a break in a foot patrol, in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan. Young men share an intensity of experience on a deployment which is often difficult to communicate to loved ones, who may find it impossible to comprehend. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Brennan Linsley
Tue, Sep 13, 2011 11:38 PM EDT