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A U.S. Army Designated Marksman scans for enemies during a firefight at a FOB in the Afghan mountains.
U.S. Army Sgt. Benny Hermanson, a sniper from Task Force “No Fear” 3rd Platoon, Alpha Company, 2-27 Infantry aims a XM2010 sniper rifle towards the Taliban position during an early morning firefight at Out Post Bari Alai in Kunar, Afghanistan.
U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson
U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Devin Doskey
A U.S. Army soldier conducts a stress shooting exercise on the range.
9/16/2011 By Cpl. Reece Lodder
A look inside a National Guard unit known for valor, dysfunction: The former leader of a battalion of the California Army National Guard, his military career in ruins, tells his side of what happened in Iraq.
In today’s corporate-style Army, Frey had stood out from the start. He was a throwback who believed his position required a certain amount of bravado and showmanship; he was known to climb atop his Humvee to recite Shakespeare and Poe. The Army concluded that he was “disdainful of higher authority” and “rooted in fantastic notions of adventure and glory.”
Photo: Lt. Col. Patrick Frey led a battalion of California Army National Guard soldiers that was beset by problems. He was relieved of command and sent home in disgrace. Now he teaches high school.