I seldom get the chance to post over the weekend. Today I wanted to share some random shots of the 1st Cav!
1st Cavalry News
Miami native Sgt. Danil Ramirez, a team leader with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, talks with several children in the streets of western Baghdad July 26. Ramirez and his unit were part of a joint operation with Iraqi Security Forces to disrupt insurgent activities in the area. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. L.B. Edgar, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
Jackson, Ohio, native Pfc. Brandon Tripp, 26, an artilleryman with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, poses with Iraqis youths from Hateen, a neighborhood in Baghdad’s Mansour District July 26. The joint operation between Coalition Forces and Iraqi Security Forces disrupted insurgent activities in the area with a search of residents’ homes. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. L.B. Edgar, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
Pfc. Michael Gray (left) and Spc. Jeffery Sawyer, Soldiers with the 15th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, look out onto the streets of downtown Baghdad from one of the guard towers at Forward Operating Base Prosperity in central Baghdad July 24. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Robert Yde, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)
Fuelers from Forward Support Company E, 3rd “Spearhead” Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, commemorate their one millionth gallon of fuel pumped at Taji, Iraq. Unlike other fuel companies, Co. E refuels only Black Hawks, making one million gallons a phenomenal feat in the 10 months they’ve been deployed, said Eunice, La., native 1st Lt. Jacob Bollich, the distribution platoon leader. Standing from left to right are: Brooklyn, N.Y., native Spc. Franklin Obour, a fueler; Perryton, Texas, native 1st Lt. Luke Reynard, former distribution platoon leader; East St. Louis, Ill., native Staff Sgt. Carl Johnson, first section chief; Farmington, N.M., native Staff Sgt. Delilah Curley, second section chief; Magnolia, Miss., native Staff Sgt. James Thompson, third section chief; and kneeling is Bollich, the current fuel platoon leader. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Nathan Hoskins, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs)
Colorado Springs, Colo., native Pfc. Jordan Etchells, an infantryman with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, provides security as residents walk by in Ur, a neighborhood in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah District July 21. The paratroopers went door-to-door to gather information from residents who are being terrorized criminal militia. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. L.B. Edgar, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)