Good News Friday 10/19/07

Posting some feel good pictures, courtesy of our fantastic Troops!


A young Iraqi boy helps Evadale, Texas native Pfc. Matthew Goats, of Headquarters Company, 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, out of Vilseck, Germany, keep watch over a staircase while pulling security during a search of an apartment complex in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah District Oct. 15.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mike Pryor, 2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division Public Affairs)


Palmer, Alaska native Staff Sgt. Brandon Kramer, a squad leader with Company G, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, uses all means necessary to enter an abandoned house to clear it of any possible weapons or explosives during clearing operations in the East Rashid District of Baghdad, Oct 11.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mark B. Matthews, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

(yippee… They are beginning to return!)
Sgt. Justin Garza, 15th Brigade Troops Battalion, 15th SB, waits for his final flight out of Camp Taji 13 Oct.  The Harker Heights, Texas native spent 15 months deployed with the ‘Wagonmasters’; three months longer than the brigade anticipated.  Garza and fellow 15th SB Soldiers are some of the first 1st Cavalry Division troops to return to Fort Hood from Iraq.   (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas Conner, 15th SB, PAO)


Eastman, Ga., native, Staff Sgt. Edrese Johnson, of Troop C, 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, races a barefoot Salmak Said Mohammed, an aspiring police recruit, during the 150-meter dash portion of the day-long selection process to screen applicants for new police force jobs in northern Baghdad’s Adhamiyah neighborhood at Coalition Outpost Apache Oct. 8. Johnson won the race. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mike Pryor, 2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Cincinnati native Lt. Col. George Glaze, the commander of 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment based out of Schweinfurt, Germany but attached to 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division in Baghdad, sits with an Iraqi child on his lap Oct. 4 at a demonstration rally in support of the Iraqi Security Volunteers in the Sadiyah neighborhood.  Iraqi Security Volunteers are playing an important role in securing the streets of the southern Baghdad neighborhood.  (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Nathaniel Smith, 4th IBCT, 1st Inf. Div. Public Affairs)

Utopia, Texas native Sgt. Ken Thomas (right), a team leader with Troop C, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment talks with local Iraqi residents near Taji, Iraq during an Oct. 6 foot patrol. Thomas recently received the Silver Star Medal for actions taken in mid-February during an enemy ambush. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp, 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs)

Scouts (left to right) of Troop C, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, Sgt. Jonathan Toth of Clinton, Miss., Pfc. Zach Foege who hails from Watertown, Wisc. and Pvt. Joseph Solis of Dallas get to know an Iraqi boy during a foot patrol in the Baghdad Gardens neighborhood near Taji, Iraq Oct. 6. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp, 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) 

Lt. Col. Jay Pitz, the executive officer of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division from Vinton, Iowa, gets covered in silly string at the beginning of his surprise birthday party at the brigade’s headquarters on Forward Operating Base Falcon in southern Baghdad, Oct. 13. Pitz turned 40. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Nathaniel Smith, 4th IBCT, 1st Inf. Div. Public Affairs)

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2 Responses to Good News Friday 10/19/07

  1. brat says:

    Love them all – and the pictures aren’t bad either….Thanks CavMom…Warms this alien heart to see OUR troops…..You know it does…..:)

  2. Please tell Nathaniel Smith 4th IBCT 1st Inf. Div Public Affairs..that his grandmother and grandfather longs to hear from him…..
    Broken hearted grandmother….

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