Yeah, my brother did two tours over there. He went into the military at 17, was shipped over to Afghanistan a day after his 18th birthday and didn't get home until the was 22. He served with Ben Kopp, an Army Ranger who was died yesterday (I think) due to wounds sustained in live fire in Afghanistan a couple of weeks ago.
When my brother came back he told me that Afghanistan isn't getting the attention it deserved, it was much worse there than we were being told. At 22 he'd already been in over a dozen fire fights over there, of course he was a part of detachment that was doing rear-gaurd for the Rangers so that put them in a little more dangerous situations. Now he's sort of screwed up with PTSD.
In all Minnesota lost 5 men this past week over in Iraq and Afghanistan.