Photography: Singles: CROWELLaA

Staff Sergeant Chet Crowell, 35, with the RI Army National Guard's 173rd Long Range Surveillance Detachment at forward operating base Summerall in Iraq, holds the ballistic plate from his “flak jacket{quote} which must be worn by soldiers anytime the leave the base.

Staff Sergeant Chet Crowell, 35, with the RI Army National Guard's 173rd Long Range Surveillance Detachment at forward operating base Summerall in Iraq, holds the ballistic plate from his “flak jacket" which must be worn by soldiers anytime the leave the base.