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The Baltimore Sun

Obama talks to Illinois National Guard

Members of the Illinois National Guard wait nervously to speak with President Barack Obama on a live television feed from Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan on January 20th, 2009. They are (Back row L top R) Specialist Eunice Hernandez, 22, Sergeant Major Mark Bowman, 46, Specialist Courdney Howard, 24 (Seated Row L to R) Specialist Geovanna Guerra, 20, Specialist Melissa Krueger, 29, Sergeant Bernardo Guillen , 25, Specialist Eunice Hernandez, 22 and Staff Sergeant Eric Olvera, 33.Photo for the Tribune by Zackary Canepari