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Former Senior Airman Brian Kolfage, a Security Forces Airman, holds... News PhotoAdult,Females,Former,Hawaii Islands,Military,Pacific Islands,Politics,USA,Vertical,Water,Wife,WomenPhotographer Collection: Tribune News Service 2012 MCTFormer Senior Airman Brian Kolfage, a Security Forces Airman, holds his wife, Ashley on his lap as they look out over the water on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 9. Kolfage was one of the first Airmen deployed to Iraq in 2003 at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During a routine trip to the chow hall, a mortar flew over the walls of his camp and landed less than 10 feet in front of him. Kolfage barely escaped with his life and is the most injured and surviving Airman from any war. This photo won third place, illustrative in the 2011 Military Photographer of the Year competition. (Lauren R. Main/US Air Force/MCT via Getty Images)