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Sgt. Michael Hager, a team leader in the 3rd platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, searches a bedroom for weapons and ammunition during an air assault operation, Sept. 8, in Stiyah, near Salman Pak.

By Sgt. Natalie Rostek
3rd Brigade Combat Team (Heavy)
Public Affairs

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER – Soldiers of Company A, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, conducted an air assault operation early Sept. 8, in Stiyah, near Salman Pak, detaining 14 men and finding a weapons cache.

Company A Soldiers, along with support elements from 1-15 Inf. Regt., departed Combat Outpost Cleary to conduct the night mission.

They landed at the village and immediately began clearing houses in search of weapons and military-aged men.

Two hours after the mission began, 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, engaged two hostile gunmen, killing both.

Soldiers from Company A, 3rd Platoon, found a weapons cache after searching a barn behind a barber shop.

The cache consisted of several AK-47 rifles, a PKC machine gun, a shotgun, several belts and magazines of AK-47 and machine gun ammunition, a camera and two black ski masks.

The 1-15 Inf. Regt. is assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team (Heavy), 3rd Infantry Division, from Fort Benning, Ga., and has been deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom since March 2007.


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Date Taken:09.10.2007

Date Posted:09.10.2007 08:11

Location:FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, IQGlobe

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