A different kind of shooter
BAGHDAD - "Everyone knows Iraqi children love the camera," said Sgt. Erik Fardette, a video broadcaster from Mililani, Hawaii, assigned to the 211th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, as he takes a minute to interact with two Iraqi children while on patrol in Sadr City, May 31. "I have kids around the same age, interacting with Iraqi children reminds me of home. These kids were excited to look through the viewfinder just like mine would be," added Fardette. "Even though we're in a combat zone it's nice to be able to share light moments like this."

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