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Soldiers with Troop B, 2nd Squadron, 106th Cavalry Regiment finish a hard day's training at Camp Ripley, Minn. July 22. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Alison Lampe/released)

This is my favorite photo. The men were tired, they were hot, cranky, and had been in the field for nearly four days, they needed showers and food other than MREs, but bless them, they followed an over enthusiastic Pfc. into a field at sunset so she could get the shot of a lifetime.

It ended up getting picked up by TIME's website and the DoD's homepage.

The Cavalry boys are from the armory my dad worked at, where I was recruited, in my current hometown, and for me it was so special to have everything come full circle. I hope it's only the beginning.

Also, no Photoshop, I promise, except to size it down because the file was absolutely huge.

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Daily Deviation. Holy mind blown Batman! I'm so honored and it means the world! Thank you for all of the comments and favorites and watches, if I didn't respond to you personally I'm sorry but don't think it wasn't appreciated!!
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Band of Brothers by ~CombatCamera09 Also suggested by =HMFS ( Suggested by dukeofspade and Featured by xbastex )
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Tara-E-H Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Stunning. Silhouettes can be so expressive!
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MrCarnyfex Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn me... this looks perfect!
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One-Tin-Soldier Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Absolutely WONDERFUL shot!  I just wanted you to know that I've pinned this picture to my Heroes of Our World tribute board on Pinterest, including your name as the photographer, and your comment about the men being tired but willing to follow you into a field so you could take this picture of them.  I couldn't tell you this until I joined this website - so here I am, with a brand new DeviantART identity, so I could comply with your request about telling you about using your photos.  Thank you very much for your service to our country!  :-)
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CombatCamera09 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Photographer
Aw thank you so much! I really appreciate that! If you've got the link I'd like to check your board out ^_^ Thanks for your support :)
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One-Tin-Soldier Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Sent you a note with the link so you can look.  So sorry for not seeing the little number by the envelope.  Not used to looking for messages here.  :-)
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CombatCamera09 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student Photographer
Cool! Thanks!
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fmr0 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
awesome photo.
you rock! :D
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:iconcombatcamera09:
CombatCamera09 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Photographer
Thanks very much! :D
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:iconfmr0:
fmr0 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Most welcome.
Your work is essential.
It shows all these brave soldiers with a good and positive image! :) 
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Dorota97 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
The best series...

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:iconsev808:
Sev808 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my damn! This is amazing!
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ForsakenOutlaw Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What's there to say that hasn't already been said.  The issuance of a Daily Deviation and the pickup by Time and the DoD is enough to say everything about the quality of the photograph from a purely photographic point of view.  But the subject, the timing, the message, all of that is best said without words but rather a solemn and quiet respect.
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CombatCamera09 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Photographer
Much appreciated sir, thank you. 
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leocolon0331 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
such a boot pic. take the BFA's and laser tag off the barrels. boots will be boots. gayyyyyyyyyyyy!!!

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Sakumbi Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Just saw your photo on TV.  A National Guard ad during the Honda Indy Toronto 2 race on NBC.  Very nice.
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CombatCamera09 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Photographer
Whaaa? That's awesome! Man I wish they told me these things haha
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EchoSixWolf Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
U.S. Army Future Soldier Center fb page utilized your photo and added some motivational touches.

"Blood makes you related... Loyalty makes you family"

Well done, hope all is well.
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CombatCamera09 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Photographer
Thanks for the heads up. I've seen worse done with it haha, nice message.
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Masha05 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
awesome photo...this remember me a picture of Brothers in Arms :)
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:iconcombatcamera09:
CombatCamera09 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Photographer
thank you :)
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MarcusSonn Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
This picture is simply amazing! Awesome shot!
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CombatCamera09 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you very much!
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147CombatMedic Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Ewww Camp Ripley... I wonder how many pints of blood those mosquitoes and ticks stole from me over the years. ;)
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CombatCamera09 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Photographer
Pretty sure I lost at least one a week haha. Awful place!
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EchoSixWolf Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Perfect colors. Makes it seem they just crested a hill and behind them the battle still rages. Stop doubting yourself. G.R.E.A.T. photo!
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CombatCamera09 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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Hun100D Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful pic... emotive... but, they aren't fully loaded for BEAR... anywhoo..BLESS 'EM!
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Hun100D Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
In truth... maybe they shouldn't be. After all, they're Cav -and if the Cav can't ride...
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dukeofspade Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
featured forever in my page :D
congrats again :clap:
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VicodinFlavoredMints Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool shot! :iconbravoplz: :salute:
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bhalstead Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012   Photographer
Sobering and full of impact. Thanks for sharing!
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SierraYankee Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
respect
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Alden-the-Fox Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, that's just amazing!
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Kuronaki Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Somehow, this reminds me of Rise Against
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roblfc1892 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
great...
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WildsideSky Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Photographer
i love how you can tell they have blank firing adapters on
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hell yes. ;}
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very nice. :hug:
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EarlMadness Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
A bit cliched, but it works regardless
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GeneralTate Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconusmcsaluteplz: God Bless our men and women in uniform !
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dukeofspade Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats :hug: :dance:
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CombatCamera09 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Photographer
:glomp:

Thanks!!
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