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Green Beret Sgt. First Class Nate Chapman, a member of the JBLM-based 1st Special Forces group, was the first American service member to die in combat in Afghanistan. At the time he was on a special assignment with the CIA. (Photo Courtesy of Scott Satterlee)

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Green Beret Scott Satterlee, now retired, poses with a group of Afghans during a special assignment with the CIA in Afghanistan in 2002. (Photo courtesy of Scott Satterlee)

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Staff Sgt. Robert Bales participates in an exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. (Photo courtesy of the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System/AP Photos)

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Nate Schnittger deployed to Afghanistan 10 times as an elite army ranger. (Photo by Kevin Knodell)

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Kevin Knodell is a freelance journalist and author.O Neill Hybrid Long Sleeve Zip Sun Hoody Womens Surf Gear Rash Vest - Mist,. He's the co-author of the graphic novels The ‘Stan and Machete Squad and the Associate Producer of the War College podcast. His email is OneTwoFit Power Tower Dip Station Pull Up Home Body Fitness Exercise Gym OT061, and you can follow him on twitter at @KJKnodell.