Oct 21, 2008

Lance Cpl. Michael Aylward, 24, of Hanover, Mass., gives a stuffed animal to a boy while on patrol in Rutbah, Iraq, Oct. 21. Aylward, a recent graduate of Fairfield University in Connecticut, is an infantryman with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5.

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