Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Iraqi Soldiers Host Luncheon for Troops


U.S. soldiers break bread with Lt. Col. Audil, center, the armor battalion commander for 1st Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division, at a luncheon, Aug. 1, at Forward Operating Base Rustamiyah in eastern Baghdad. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Courtney Marulli


"Iraqis thank American counterparts during change of command.


By U.S. Army Spc. Courtney Marulli
2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs
FORWARD OPERATING BASE RUSTAMIYAH, Iraq, Aug. 7, 2007 — Iraqis and American troops broke bread together during a luncheon on Aug. 1 when Company C, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment from Fort Riley, Kan., handed over their area of operations in Baghdad’s Al Jadia neighborhood to members of Company D, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, based out of Fort Benning, Ga. Both units are currently attached to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

The luncheon started off with a gathering of soldiers and their Iraqi counterparts in Lt. Col. Audil’s office, where water was served. Audil is the commander of the armor battalion for the 1st Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division."

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