1st Cavalry News
Prior to a joint patrol, Capt. Lawrence Obst, company commander, Company E, 2nd “Lancer” Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, briefs local Iraqi citizens who have volunteered to help combat terrorism, in Al Hamdanyia, Iraq May 25. During the operation, the volunteers, Soldiers of Co. E and Iraqi Security Forces worked together on the streets of Al Hamdanyia to help keep the local populace safe. The Soldiers of Co. E have been working with volunteers in the towns of Al Sumalot and Al Hamdanyia as they assist ISF and Coalition Forces in their areas to set up checkpoints along various routes within the villages. In coming weeks, Coalition Forces and Iraqi Police will be establishing a system to train and better organize these volunteers. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Sidney Wilson, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment)
Concerned Iraqi citizen-volunteers arrive to take part in a joint patrol with Iraqi Security Forces and Soldiers from Company E, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment to help protect the local populace in Al Humdaniya, Iraq May 25. In the towns of Al Sumalot and Al Humdaniya, Iraqi Security Forces and Co. E troops have been working together with these volunteers to set up checkpoints along various routes and assist in joint patrols. Villagers said they felt more secure as more and more volunteers join the fight against militias and Al Qaeda members in the two villages. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Sidney Wilson, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment)
Another fine example of the Iraqi people stepping up to protect their families and communities!