Scared, Bored and Lonely -- The Horror Written on the Latrine Wall (PHOTOS)

Soldier's reveal their true feelings an unlikely place.

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U.S. soldiers play with stray dogs during downtime between missions at Patrol Base California in eastern Afghanistan. Next to them, a fellow soldier has painted "U.S.A. Kill" as a message to the enemy that observes their position.

Many lonely soldiers took to lavishing strays with excessive affection.

For a companion slideshow, Embedded in the Middle East -- Inside the ER, click here. (Peter van Agtmael)

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