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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Iraqi Soldiers Thankful for Coalition Support

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Russell Lee Klika
133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

TIKRIT — Coalition forces joined with their Iraqi army counterparts to do something all Soldiers like to do, fire weapons.

Weapons firing was held for newly enlisted Iraqi soldiers, “the jundhi,” at Forward Operating Base Dagger and was planned and conducted solely by the Iraqi army.

“We mainly just provided them with a little input,” said Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Barrick of the 101st Airborne Division. “We were there more as observers than anything.”