IP receives QM Co assistance help provide aid to local Iraqis
June 24, 2009
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - The 639th Quartermaster Company, an element of Montana Army National Guard from Libby, Kalispell and Havre, Mont., have a unique mission building Iraqi civil capacity one vehicle at a time. Soldiers from the 639th QM Co., who manage the class I (subsistence) yard, teamed up with Soldiers from the 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division to supply humanitarian items to Iraqis. An escort of Iraqi Police arrived at the class I yard with 10 vehicles where the 639th QM Co., Soldiers loaded the supplies into their vehicles for distribution to local Iraqis needing aid and resources. Items included wheelchairs, school text books, lumber, cinderblocks, clothes and basic food staples. While the quartermaster Soldiers did not travel to the local villages, the class I yard Soldiers manages the equipment and provide support by loading and unloading containers and material handling.