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    CME held in al Sur village

    CME held in al Sur village

    Courtesy Photo | Children from the village of al Sur stand with teddy bears, April 5, during a...... read more read more

    ISKANDARIYAH, IRAQ

    04.07.2008

    Courtesy Story

    2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Public Affairs

    By 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq - Coalition forces treated more than 100 Iraqis at a coordinated medical engagement near the village of al Sur in southern Arab Jabour, April 5.

    The 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division doctor, physician's assistant and medics treated the patients at the engagement. In addition to medical aid, children received teddy bears and school supplies.

    Battalion leaders said the CME was a success and will help build trust between the military and citizens.

    "We are here to help and this CME lets the locals know that," said Capt. William Brown, from Owensboro, Ky., commander of Company A, 1-187 Inf. Regt. Brown and his Soldiers hosted the CME.

    One platoon leader said he was happy to see the success of the CME and how it helps the local population learn to trust coalition forces.

    "This is my first CME and I am ready to do more; the local people really seemed to enjoy the help and I'm glad to give it," said 2nd Lt. Steven Kripple, 2nd platoon leader, Company A, 1-187 Inf. Regt.

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    Date Taken: 04.07.2008
    Date Posted: 04.08.2008 15:26
    Story ID: 18199
    Location: ISKANDARIYAH, IQ 

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