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Afghanistan security by The U.S. Army on Flickr.

Mine detector by The U.S. Army on Flickr.

U.S. Army Sgt. William Richard, from Chicago, serving with C Troop, 6th Squadron, 4th Calvary Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, uses a mine detector, Nov. 29, 2011, outside Camp Parsa, Khowst province, Afghanistan. Making themselves a constant presence, U.S. and Afghan forces work to introduce themselves to the locals and discourage insurgent activity. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Phillip McTaggart / Released

Magnanimous Mayweather? A New Impression, More Than Three Years Removed

Magnanimous Mayweather? A New Impression, More Than Three Years Removed

By Travis Dettmer – Humble. Quiet. Polite. Contemplative, even. These aren’t the words one would have normally used to describe Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the past. These aren’t the words this author, nor the soldiers assigned to Task Force Duke at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan, used to describe Mayweather following an overseas Skype session in 2011.

The date was Sept. 2 of that…

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