Apr 08 2008

A Company in Iraq

Published by Denise at 1:09 pm under News

Photos: Soldiers patrol, collect information in Suleikh, Qahira

by Spc. Joseph Rivera Rebolledo
3rd BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div., MND-B


Ready to roll.

BAGHDAD – Sgt. Steven Colello, a native of Harrisburg, Pa., looks at the horizon prior to a mission in the Suleikh and Qahira neighborhoods of Baghdad April 1. The mission consisted of gathering information from residents and visiting Iraqi Army checkpoints. Colello serves as a tanker with 4th Platoon, Company A, 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, which is attached to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad,
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Rivera Rebolledo, 3rd BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div., MND-B)


Always ready.

BAGHDAD – Spc. Francisco Lassiter, a native of Norfolk, Va., conducts a foot patrol on the streets of Baghdad’s Suleikh neighborhood as a Stryker vehicle passes by April 1. Lassiter, who serves as a tanker with 4th Platoon, Company A, 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, which is attached to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, was part of a patrol that was gathering information from residents and visiting Iraqi Army checkpoints.
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Rivera Rebolledo, 3rd BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div., MND-B)

On guard.

BAGHDAD – Sgt. Rafael Gilbert, a native of Bronx, N.Y., stands at guard in front of a hardware store during a patrol in the streets of the Suleikh neighborhood of Baghdad April 1. The patrol consisted of gathering information from residents and ensuring the Iraqi Army is in compliance with the established standard operating procedures in the checkpoints within the Company A area of responsibility. Gilbert serves as a combat medic with 4th Platoon, Company A, 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, which is attached to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad.
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Rivera Rebolledo, 3rd BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div., MND-B)

Give me five.

BAGHDAD – Pvt. Axel Marson, a native of Lewiston, Maine, gives his “five” to an Iraqi child during a patrol in the Qahira neighborhood of Baghdad April 1. The child was walking by with his sister, and after passing the Soldier, he decided to come back for his “five.” Marson serves as a mortar infantryman with 4th Platoon, Company A, 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, which is attached to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad.
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Rivera Rebolledo, 3rd BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div., MND-B)


Roger that.

BAGHDAD – Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Oliver, a native of West Mansfield, Ohio, speaks over his radio transmitter as an Iraqi citizen watches him during a patrol in the Suleikh and Qahira neighborhoods of Baghdad April 1. Oliver serves as a platoon leader with 4th Platoon, Company A, 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, which is attached to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad.
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Rivera Rebolledo, 3rd BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div., MND-B)


Alert
BAGHDAD – Pvt. Axel Marson, a native of Lewiston, Maine, scans his sector through the scope of his machine gun during a patrol in the Suleikh and Qahira neighborhoods of Baghdad April 1. Marson serves as a mortar infantryman with 4th Platoon, Company A, 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, which is attached to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad.
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Rivera Rebolledo, 3rd BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div., MND-B)


Time for a snack.
BAGHDAD – Sgt. Rafael Gilbert, a native of Bronx, N.Y., enjoys a snack in front of an Iraqi business during a patrol in the streets of the Suleikh neighborhood in Baghdad April 1. Gilbert serves as a combat medic with 4th Platoon, Company A, 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, which is attached to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad.
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Rivera Rebolledo, 3rd BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div., MND-B)

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