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Jordan Pierson, Sgt. Martin Castro

Charlie Co. LCPL Jordan Pierson, left, of Milford, gets a hug from Sgt. Martin Castro of West New York, New Jersey, after a hand grenade thrown by a young boy detonated while his platoon was cordoning off an area near a cometary in Fallujah. LCPL Radoslaw Smolinski, right, who was with Pierson when the attack occurred, looks on.TOM BROWN