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Spartan Brigade: On Guard in Fallujah

Soldiers with the 2nd Brigade of the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry -- dubbed the "Spartan Brigade" -- were the first U.S. troops to enter Baghdad. But instead of going home, they patrol the dangerous streets of Fallujah and will soon regroup in Kuwait to act as a reserve force. NPR's Eric Westervelt reports.

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Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk. He has reported on major events for the network from wars and revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa to historic wildfires and terrorist attacks in the U.S.