Images: Soldiers visit girls school in Ur [Image 4 of 6]
Sgt. Aaron Simmons, a native of Texas City, Texas, who serves as a squad leader with 3rd Platoon, Company A, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 68th Armored Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, talks with a group of boys about a backpack design during a visit to the Al Murooa School for Girls on May 12. The Soldiers are helping the school headmaster in finding ways to receive additional help from the Iraqi government and neighborhood councils for the more than 800 students who attend the school. The Al Murooa School is the last primary school for girls ages 6 to 15 that is currently in session. The school serves the residents of Ur as well as the surrounding neighborhoods.