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Swinging for the fences

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.E. Jason Wambsgans, Chicago Tribune