Sunday, February 28, 2010

As a Way for Soldiers to Commemorate their Colleagues

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Van Forbes, from Decatur, AL, of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, left, and U.S. Staff Sgt. Christopher Wootton, 25, from Richmond, VA, of the 422 Civil Affairs Battalion, wear Memorial Bracelets as they sit during a meeting in the Badula Qulp area, West of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. Memorial Bracelets containing the engraved names of soldiers killed in the field are often worn by soldiers as a way to commemorate their colleagues. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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