Saturday, March 22, 2008

Coming home: Last of first Iraq surge unit

"FORT BRAGG - The final planeload of soldiers from the first unit called to Iraq as part of the troop surge last winter is expected back in North Carolina this morning."

Their mission was to boost security in several Baghdad neighborhoods. The
brigade's soldiers captured 1,200 suspected criminals and insurgents in one
neighborhood and cut violent attacks in another by 97 percent, according to Army
statistics. It also spent more than $30 million dollars on reconstruction
projects and renovated nearly 50 schools.

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