Lonestar, Texas native, Col. Don Farris, commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, presents a commander’s coin to New York native Staff Sgt. Mekelle Hicks, a senior food sergeant with 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, during a Thanksgiving Day visit to Coalition Outpost Old-Mod in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah District Nov. 22. Looking on in [...]
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Soldiers supporting 1st Cavalry Division and Multi-National Division – Baghdad take off from the starting line to begin the Division Turkey Trot here, Nov. 22. The Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored event, held Thanksgiving Morning, gave Soldiers a chance to challenge themselves and get some exercise before eating Thanksgiving dinner at the Dining Facilities. (U.S. [...]
David Smith reflects on the filthy state of a once-wealthy Baghdad neighbourhood and attends the memorial service for a fallen US soldier
The once well-to-do Baghdad neighbourhood of al-Hadar. Photograph: David Smith
I had followed a patrol into a house and a sergeant was interviewing the owner about his recent movements when we were all ordered back [...]
U.S. Army 1st. Lt. Elcort from, 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, talks to a crippled Iraqi boy on Nov. 20, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq.
Photographer: Cpl. Jeffrey Sandstrum, Joint Combat Camera Center
A U.S. Army Soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, pull security on Nov. 20, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq.
Iraqi police stop from [...]
photo by Seth Robson / Stars & Stripes
Human Terrain Team member Fouad Lghzaoui, left, talks to Sheik Nouri, who manages a propane distribution station in Baghdad, on Sunday. The team is charged with bringing cultural awareness to the Army.
By Seth Robson, Stars and Stripes
BAGHDAD — Middle eastern culture experts are helping 2nd Cavalry (Stryker) [...]
Stryker Cavalry Regiment troops on patrol in Baghdad. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini
David Smith talks to US soldiers about their motivation and experiences in Iraq
Sergeant Tonio Childress, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment. Age 36, from Peoria, Illinois
When I joined the army, in 1993, I never thought I’d be in Baghdad. You’re aware of the dangers, and there’s always [...]
photos by Spc. Shejal Pulivarti, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs
Sgt. 1st Class Edward Anderson, from Bristle, Conn., greets the children lined up to get checked out by the doctors during a combined medical effort in Horse Village, Iraq, Nov. 7. The top non-commissioned officer of Troop K, Fires “Hells” Squadron, 2nd [...]
Two children sit in front of a US soldier from 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment on patrol in Baghdad. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters
In the second of his reflections, David Smith conveys the tension and nervousness of his first day out on patrol with US troops in Baghdad
by David Smith, Guardian Unlimited
The steel hatch swung up behind me [...]