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Bill Putnam on a mission in Baghdad
Bill Putnam on a mission in Baghdad

Photo-journalist Going Back to Iraq

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More than 3000 soldiers from Fort Drum near Watertown will deploy to Iraq next week. The 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team has been training for the mission for months. On Monday during The 8 O'Clock Hour, David Sommerstein has a report on how the Army trains its soldiers to deal with the media, what they can and can't say, and how troops see the embedded reporters and cameramen on the battlefield. Today David's with us to talk about a deployment of a different sort. His friend, photojournalist Bill Putnam, is getting ready to return to Iraq as a freelance stringer for Time magazine. Last year, Putnam was sending us audio diaries from Baghdad, where he was stationed with an Army public affairs unit.

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