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    3rd Brigade Combat Team celebrates black history on Forward Operating Base Marez [Image 3 of 8]

    3rd Brigade Combat Team celebrates black history on Forward Operating Base Marez

    Lt. Col. Loren Schriner, 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, provided opening remarks during the black history celebration held at the Forward Operating Base Marez dining facility in Mosul, Iraq on Feb 18. In his opening remarks, Schriner talked about the rich military history of black American's, specifically calling attention to the all black 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, "Triple Nickel," who became known as the "smoke jumpers" because they made over 1000 jumps into forests to fight fires set by Japanese balloon-carried incendiary bombs.

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    Date Taken: 02.18.2009
    Date Posted: 03.07.2009 00:10
    Photo ID: 155373
    VIRIN: 090307-A-#####-007
    Resolution: 2653x1744
    Size: 1.39 MB
    Location: MOSUL, IQ 

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