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Home U.S. Army Spc. Brit B. Jacobs (right) and U.S. Army Sgt. Bryan Burgess (left), a squad leader from Cleburne, Texas, help out fellow Soldier U.S. Army Spc. Ronnie Vargas, a mortar man from Alice, Texas, make his way to the landing zone for medical evacuation during a firefight on a hilltop in the Shal Valley in eastern Afghanistan’s Nuristan Province Nov. 7th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) U.S. Army Spc. Brit B. Jacobs (right) and U.S. Army Sgt. Bryan Burgess (left), a squad leader from Cleburne, Texas, help out fellow Soldier U.S. Army Spc. Ronnie Vargas, a mortar man from Alice, Texas, make his way to the landing zone for medical evacuation during a firefight on a hilltop in the Shal Valley in eastern Afghanistan's Nuristan Province Nov. 7th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Spc. Brit B. Jacobs (right) and U.S. Army Sgt. Bryan Burgess (left), a squad leader from Cleburne, Texas, help out fellow Soldier U.S. Army Spc. Ronnie Vargas, a mortar man from Alice, Texas, make his way to the landing zone for medical evacuation during a firefight on a hilltop in the Shal Valley in eastern Afghanistan’s Nuristan Province Nov. 7th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Spc. Brit B. Jacobs (right) and U.S. Army Sgt. Bryan Burgess (left), a squad leader from Cleburne, Texas, help out fellow Soldier U.S. Army Spc. Ronnie Vargas, a mortar man from Alice, Texas, make his way to the landing zone for medical evacuation during a firefight on a hilltop in the Shal Valley in eastern Afghanistan's Nuristan Province Nov. 7th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Spc. Brit B. Jacobs (right) and U.S. Army Sgt. Bryan Burgess (left), a squad leader from Cleburne, Texas, help out fellow Soldier U.S. Army Spc. Ronnie Vargas, a mortar man from Alice, Texas, make his way to the landing zone for medical evacuation during a firefight on a hilltop in the Shal Valley in eastern Afghanistan’s Nuristan Province Nov. 7th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Spc. Brit B. Jacobs, Task Force No Slack, bandages a wounded Soldier while being shot at from a remote hilltop in the Shal Valley in eastern Afghanistan’s Nuristan Province Nov. 7. “That was the first time in a combat situation that somebody’s had to yell ‘medic!’ for me. They’ll yell ‘medic,’ and that’s pretty much a siren for everybody. When they hear that, everybody’s heart kind of drops for a minute,” said Jacobs. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
In the middle of an eight-hour firefight against insurgents, U.S. Army Spc. Brit B. Jacobs (right), guides U.S. Army Spc. Ronnie Vargas, a mortar man from Alice, Texas, to an awaiting medevac on a remote hilltop in the Shal Valley in eastern Afghanistan’s Nuristan Province Nov. 7th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)