U.S. Army Soldiers Survey Afghanistan's Valley of Death When Firefight Breaks Out

Temporary Relief

Later, the company members return to their outpost and empty their chambers. Sheely empties rocks from his shoes and thinks of that wife and two boys.

It's a big day for his 5-year-old son. "Happy Birthday, Lucas," he says.

Commanding officer Conlin says, "Today was fairly tame, I guess you could say, from what they typically get. Hopefully, they'll think twice about ambushing us from there again."

But Charlie Company won't know for sure until they go out again tomorrow ... and the next day ... into the Valley of Death.

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