Red Legs hand over Power to Iraqi Army comrades: Troops pull out of east Mosul, fulfill security agr
June 22, 2009
MOSUL, Iraq - Fort Worth, Texas native Pfc. Zachary Perkins aka "Pumpkin Jack," a medic with Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, attached to 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division is framed by the skeleton of Combat Outpost Power's tactical operations center in eastern Mosul, Iraq.
Perkins and the rest of Btry. A worked to disassemble the COP, where they lived and operated on a six-day rotation since their arrival in the city, to prepare for a Transition of Authority ceremony June 7.
3rd Battalion, 12th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division accepted responsibility of the COP in fulfillment of the June 30 requirement to withdraw U.S. combat forces from Iraq's cities set in a security agreement between the United States and Iraq last fall.