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Friday, April 30, 2004

Baptized Under Fire 

A religious rite of passage on the battlefield Marine Sgt. Andrew Jones, 25, of Sullivan, Ind., is baptized Wednesday in Fallujah, Iraq, by Lt. Scott Radetski, a Navy chaplain, in an improvised pool of cardboard boxes containing Meals Ready to Eat. Jones and three others asked for the rite after three comrades died, including two in the courtyard--"the middle of hell," as one of the GIs called it--where the ceremony took place.
(Los Angeles Times photo by Rick Loomis)
April 29, 2004

Hattip to Blackfive.



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