180616-A-TI382-387.JPG Photo By: Master Sgt. Michel Sauret

STOCKBRIDGE, Mich. — - Former U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 303rd Military Police Company, of Jackson, Michigan, and their friends joke around while eating a pig's brain during their annual "Happy Alive Day" picnic in Stockbridge, Michigan, June 16, 2018. The Soldiers were military police who survived a Taliban attack on their base while deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, June 19, 2012. The Soldiers organize the picnic each year to celebrate life and to show that unity in the military brotherhood is stronger than the enemies who attacked them. Twelve Soldiers from the unit received the Purple Heart from wounds sustained in that attack. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)


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