Through the lens of a vet

Who we are: 10 years on

Seth Dahl: Through the lens of a vet

Michael Beall/ Montana Kaimin

Through binoculars, Seth Dahl scans the streets of Hawijah, Iraq, in the gunner seat of a Humvee. He’s a specialist in 1-163 infantry battalion, Charlie Company.

The mission is “Circle the Wagon,” surveying the streets for suspicious activity. It’s difficult to distinguish the enemy when they look like the people you’re protecting. A suspicious vehicle comes into view. Dahl has his eyes set on it. Then bullets start popping on the armor plate of the Humvee, and the sparks sweep across his face. A marksman missed but found him first.


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