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Sgt. Daniel Stoddard, a resident of Milton-Freewater, Ore., and a member of F Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, 77th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) receives the Combat Infantryman's Badge during a ceremony at Joint Base Balad. Sgt. Daniel Stoddard and his brother Pfc. Zac Stoddard both serve in F Company in the 3-116th Cavalry Regiment, but they have different jobs and are in different platoons within F Company.

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Local roots propel brothers in Iraq

Touchet natives Zac and Daniel Stoddard took different routes to Joint Base Balad, but now serve in the same unit during their deployment.

JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- They were always clearly identifiable, the older sibling and his kid brother, and though they traveled down separate roads to Iraq, they stand as a sound example of the eternal bond generated during childhood that survives and pr


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