Gimlets help 17 start new, peaceful lives

Former detainees read an oath of peace at their release ceremony in Nassir Wa Salam April 17. Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment “Gimlets,” 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Multi-National Division – Baghdad released, escorted the men back to their home towns.

U.S. Army photos by Spc Dustin Weidman, 1st Bn., 21st Inf. Regt., 2nd SCR, MND-B

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Gimlet medic helps boy heal

Spc. Erik Ballentine, a native of Mililani, Hawaii, inspects the eye of a boy March 31 in the village of Juwebe, which is located southwest of Baghdad. The boy was injured during a soccer game when the ball was kicked and struck him in the eye. Ballentine was able to treat the boy and explained to his father how to properly care for his son. He serves as a medic with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry regiment “Gimlets,” 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Multi-National Division – Baghdad.

U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dustin Weidman, 1st Bn., 21st Inf. Regt., 2nd SCR, MND-B

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