"1st Lt. William Cromie , Alpha Company, Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, watches Aug. 15 his Soldiers from an over watch position as they clear an ambush point previously used by Taliban extremists in Chowkay Valley, Afghanistan"
The attached photograph was from the front page of the AKO/Army website. They usually change up the image every couple days. This day it happened to be a buddy of mine from EOBC and Sapper Leader Course. His name is William Cromie, he's from New Jersey. Will is currently a sapper platoon leader in the 173rd, out of Vacenza, Italy. They are deployed to Afghanistan. From the picture the terrain looks completely different from Iraq. The caption above was with the image.