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Lt. Erik Rekedal guards Iraqi sheep: Photo Of The Day

Almost 10 years on from the 9/11 attacks, we are still at war in Iraq, where 4,4542 Americans have died since the fighting began.

We were thinking about that after we came across this photo on the U.S. Army's Flickr page: It shows White Bear Lake native and 1st Lt. Erik Rekedal, a platoon leader with the 1st Infantry Division, guiding a Humvee along an Iraq road congested with sheep on May 18.

It's a lighter moment in a seemingly endless war.

Lt. Erik Rekedal guards Iraqi sheep: Photo Of The Day
U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Devin Osburn, 2nd AAB, 1st Inf. Div., USD-C

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