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Fri., March 24, 2006, 11 a.m.

The Comforts of Home

Between daily mortar attacks and a seemingly endless succession of twelve to fifteen hour duty shifts, the resourceful members of this US Army maintenance platoon, nicknamed the "Pirate Platoon," have managed to create a haven of home-style luxury in the middle of what was recently a combat zone. Soldiers of the Pirate Platoon celebrate the completion of their full-size "California-style" hot tub. (AP photo)




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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.