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File:U.S. Army Col. Craig Collier does a handstand as he receives his spurs at Forward Operating Base Loyalty in Baghdad, Iraq, (December 2008).jpg

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U.S. Army Col. Craig Collier, commander of the 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, does a handstand as he receives his spurs during a ceremony awarding members of the 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry on Forward Operating Base Loyalty in Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 12, 2008. The Soldiers receive the spurs to honor their service in combat. Earning spurs is a tradition rooted in knighthood, where the awarding of gilt spurs signified entry into the ranks and fraternity of the mounted warrior.

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This image is a work of a U.S. Army soldier or employee, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.

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