US.. Army chief Spc. Patrick Smith's lucky charm, a beaver, lies on a stretcher prior taking off for a mission, onboard a medevac helicopter from the U.S. Army's Task Force Lift "Dust Off", Charlie ... more 
US.. Army chief Spc. Patrick Smith's lucky charm, a beaver, lies on a stretcher prior taking off for a mission, onboard a medevac helicopter from the U.S. Army's Task Force Lift "Dust Off", Charlie Company 1-214 Aviation Regiment near Sangin, in the Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan, Monday, June 6, 2011. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Anja Niedringhaus
Mon, Jun 6, 2011 11:16 AM EDT