February 6, 2007
By Air Force Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall
2nd Lt. Scott Siggens questions local villagers about mortar holes in Abu Nural.
The Soldiers discover a possible mortar emplacement in Abu Nural.
The Soldiers then enter nearby Kahlis.
The Soldiers get a frosty reception.
Capt. Paul Carlock leads the patrol.
Spc. Jonathan Castillo provides security in Kahlis while his fellow Soldiers check a mortar hole for post-blast analysis.
The Soldiers press ahead through Kahlis.
The Soldiers receive small-arms fire in Kahlis and run for cover.
The Soldiers prepare to remount their vehicles and head back to base.