Al-Qaida might be gone, but Baghdad district remains in shadows

Baghdad patrol

photo by Michael Gisick/AlbuquerqueTribune

U.S. Army Spc. Coleman Tucker (front) of Roswell and Pvt. Anthony Harrington leave a house in Baghdad during a patrol. The soldiers, on patrol in late October, are part of an American cavalry squadron that fought al-Qaida militants through much of last month.

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Recruitment Drive at Coalition Outpost Blackfoot

Josh Smith

U.S. Army Pfc. Josh Smith, with the U.S. Army 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, imputes a hopeful candidates information into a governmental database, including a retina scan and fingerprint, during a recruitment drive held at Coalition Outpost Blackfoot on Nov. 12, 2007.

Photographer: Petty Officer 3rd Class David Quillen, Joint Combat Camera Center

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Commander’s Message


Colonel John RisCassi, 74th Colonel of the Regiment, and Regimental Command Sergeant Major Victor Martinez, 74th Sergeant Major of the Regiment, both currently deployed in Baghdad, Iraq, with the 2nd Cavalry Stryker Regiment, sent a video message to those attending the 2007 Second Cavalry Association Reunion in the Washington, D.C. area Nov. 7-11. The message contained their regrets for being unable to attend the reunion, and an update on the Regiment’s current activities.

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COMMANDERS MESSAGE

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