We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for October 28, 2011

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Abigail Castro, 21 months, clings to her dad, Spc. Kory Castro, following his return to Fort Riley, Kan., October 21, 2011. Spc. Castro, assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, was one of more than 250 1st Infantry Division Soldiers who returned from a 12 month deployment to Iraq as part of the Dagger brigade’s first “main body” flight. The remainder of the brigade’s 3,000 Soldiers will return to Fort Riley throughout the next several weeks. Photo by Mollie Miller, 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs.

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