Linguist returns to Iraq after 20-year odyssey
After air assaulting into a landing zone, Spc. Khalid Hermez, from Detroit, pulls security as a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter departs the landing zone. U.S. Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade and the 34th Iraqi Army Brigade performed a joint air assault mission and patrol to check on living conditions of a small Iraqi village in 2009. (Army photo by Sgt. Travis Zielinski)