Swinging for the fences

Specialist David Reid from Freeport, Ill., with Woodstock-based <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100500000000" title="Illinois" href="/topic/us/illinois-PLGEO100100500000000.topic">Illinois</a> Guardsmen from Delta Company of the 1-178th Infantry, steps up to the plate during a <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO0100100501250000" title="Chicago" href="/topic/us/illinois/cook-county/chicago-PLGEO0100100501250000.topic">Chicago</a>-style 16" softball game as part of Fourth of July festivities at Finley-Shields Forward Operating Base in Jalalabad, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000021" title="Afghanistan" href="/topic/international/afghanistan-PLGEO00000021.topic">Afghanistan</a>. The company is preparing to return home from their year-long deployment in Afghanistan.

( E. Jason Wambsgans, Chicago Tribune / July 4, 2009 )

Specialist David Reid from Freeport, Ill., with Woodstock-based Illinois Guardsmen from Delta Company of the 1-178th Infantry, steps up to the plate during a Chicago-style 16" softball game as part of Fourth of July festivities at Finley-Shields Forward Operating Base in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The company is preparing to return home from their year-long deployment in Afghanistan.

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