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During a helicopter rescue mission, Staff Sgt. Brenden Patterson, of Las Vegas, center, an Air Force Pararescueman, or "PJ," of the 58th Rescue Squadron, gets help from two U.S. soldiers, one of whom applies a tourniquet, left, as he treats an Afghan boy who stepped on an IED, severing his right foot and most of a hand, in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, Wednesday July 28, 2010. The PJs and helicopter aircrews are part of the U.S. Air Force's 451st Air Expeditionary Wing based at Kandahar Air Field, which provides a variety of air assets in southern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Photo by: Brennan Linsley
During a helicopter rescue mission, Staff Sgt. Brenden Patterson, of Las Vegas, center, an Air Force Pararescueman, or "PJ," of the 58th Rescue Squadron, gets help from two U.S. soldiers, one of whom applies a tourniquet, left, as he treats an Afghan boy who stepped on an IED, severing his right foot and most of a hand, in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, Wednesday July 28, 2010. The PJs and helicopter aircrews are part of the U.S. Air Force's 451st Air Expeditionary Wing based at Kandahar Air Field, which provides a variety of air assets in southern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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