Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers Distribute Frozen Chickens

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    Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers Distribute Frozen Chickens

    Six hundred Iraqi families received the frozen poultry as part of Operation Copelands

    CAMP TIGERLAND, Iraq, July 20, 2005 — Iraqi Army soldiers and Task Force Baghdad soldiers distributed frozen chickens to local residents in the community July 12.

    The U.S. soldiers assigned to the 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, and Iraqi soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 3rd Iraqi Army Brigade delivered 1,200 chickens to about 600 families in Abu Mannaser in western Abu Ghraib.

    “The people of this area were very appreciative of the humanitarian assistance provided today,” said U.S. Army 1st Lt. Minh Nguyen, a 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment platoon leader from Victorville, Calif.

    “The Iraqi Army continues to become well-rehearsed in both tactical and humanitarian missions,” said Lt. Col. Jim Blackburn, from Washington, Pa., 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Commander. “This humanitarian assistance operation will continue to build the relationship between the people and the Iraqi Army. It also discredits terrorists who are operating in that area and denying the people basic services.”

    Other U.S. units participating were 2nd and 3rd Battalions, 156th Infantry Regiment; 1st Battalion, 156th Armor Regiment; 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment; and 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, all of the 256th Brigade Combat Team.


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