One Day Closer to Home…

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Army photo / Staff Sgt. Jason Epperson

Army Private 1st Class Westin Bonorden watches the sun set from the motor pool on Combat Outpost Chergataw June 2. He had just returned from patrolling the Shaway Valley in eastern Afghanistan's Khowst province. The native of Burke County, N.C., is the squad-designated marksman assigned to 1st Platoon, Blackfoot Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment.