Sgt. Brown at Patrol Base California in the Pesh Valley, Afghanistan. These three soldiers, part of 1-32 Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, had their 12 month deployment extended by more than three months, just days before they were scheduled to go home.
There was a wary anticipation amongst the unit as their extension expired, but they were sent home as planned in June of this year.
For a companion slideshow, Embedded in the Middle East -- Inside the ER, click here. (Peter van Agtmael)