Building rapport in Lowy Kariz
First Lt. Dave Pensyl, platoon leader of 2nd Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, speaks with the local border police checkpoint commander Sadiqullah during a stop on a joint patrol through the village of Lowy Kariz, Afghanistan, May 31, 2012. Pensyl, from Throckmorton, Texas, complies with local customs by removing his protective eyewear when speaking to villagers.

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