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Capt. Ferris W. Butler, former platoon leader with D Company, 214th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain, 2nd Brigade Combat Team out of Fort Drum, N.Y., talks to soldiers at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.
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The Hurt Locker has been hailed by critics for its gritty portrayal of Army bomb disposal troops. But veterans say the film — nominated for nine Oscars, including Best Picture — is riddled with inaccuracies.
Staff Sgt. Bobby Henline was injured in Iraq by a roadside bomb three years ago, and was burned over nearly half of his body. After years of grueling physical therapy, he now performs at open mic night at the Rivercity Comedy Club in San Antonio.
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