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U.S. soldiers play vital role in beleaguered Haitian shantytown

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI -- The Haitian men stood outside the razor wire, lined up on both sides of the dirt road, waiting. When Army Capt. Andrew Salmo stepped out from the makeshift military quarters in a former school, he and about 20 of his men were swarmed by the Haitians.

By Dana Hedgpeth

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