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Cougars Provide Backpacks to Iraqi Orphans

A class of orphan children from the Hudhayfah bin al Yaman school for orphans wield the Iraqi flag showing support for their country at a humanitarian aid supply drop Apr. 21 in the Rashid district of southern Baghdad. The Abu T'shir national police and Soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, provided children's backpacks and small Iraqi flags to the orphans at the event. (U.S. Army photo/ Spc. David Hodge)



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This work, Cougars Provide Backpacks to Iraqi Orphans [Image 4 of 4], by SGT David Hodge, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.21.2008

Date Posted:04.23.2008 11:55

Photo ID:85131

VIRIN:080423-A-#####-001

Resolution:1750x1250

Size:1.35 MB

Location:BAGHDAD, IQGlobe

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