• BAGHDAD - Staff Sgt. David Roberson, a tanker with Company D, 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, 30thHeavy Brigade Combat Team, chats with Iraqi children, who had been unloading supplies to stock a small shop in the rural village of Jalabi, just outside Baghdad, July 24. Roberson, from Kinston, N.C., and his fellow Soldiers were in the village to speak to local leaders about the possibility of helping with improvements in the area.

    BAGHDAD - Staff Sgt. David Roberson, a tanker...

    BAGHDAD - Staff Sgt. David Roberson, a tanker with Company D, 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, 30thHeavy Brigade Combat Team, chats with Iraqi children, who had been unloading supplies to stock a small shop in the rural village of Jalabi, just outside...

  • BAGHDAD - Sanford, N.C. native, Sgt. 1st Class Henry Rhodes, a platoon sergeant, shares candy with Iraqi children during a mission with fellow Company D, 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team Soldiers in the rural village of Jalabi, in the Radwaniyah district just south of Baghdad, July 25. Soldiers were in the area to speak to local leaders about the possibility of helping with improvements in the area.

    BAGHDAD - Sanford, N.C. native, Sgt. 1st Class...

    BAGHDAD - Sanford, N.C. native, Sgt. 1st Class Henry Rhodes, a platoon sergeant, shares candy with Iraqi children during a mission with fellow Company D, 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team Soldiers in the rural village of...

  • BAGHDAD - Spc. Mitchell Johnson, a medic with Company D, 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, 30thHeavy Brigade Combat Team, treats an Iraqi boy's burns in the rural village of Jalabi, in the Radwaniyah district just outside Baghdad, July 24. Johnson, from Wilmington, N.C., cleaned the wounds and applied a cream to help them heal, and gave the boy a tube of the cream for future treatments.  The family said he was burned when his mother accidentally spilled hot cooking oil on him.  Soldiers were in the area to speak to local leaders about the possibility of helping with improvements in the area.

    BAGHDAD - Spc. Mitchell Johnson, a medic with...

    BAGHDAD - Spc. Mitchell Johnson, a medic with Company D, 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, 30thHeavy Brigade Combat Team, treats an Iraqi boy's burns in the rural village of Jalabi, in the Radwaniyah district just outside Baghdad, July 24. Johnson, from...

  • BAGHDAD - Sgt. 1st Class Henry Rhodes, of Sanford, N.C., gives snack crackers to Iraqi children during a mission with fellow Company D, 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team Soldiers, in the rural Jalabi village, in the Radwaniyah district, just south of Baghdad, July 24. Rhodes, a platoon sergeant, quickly became popular with the children and they followed him around the rest of the time the Soldiers were in the area. Rhodes said it was the first time any Coalition forces had stopped at the village in more than a year, which was one reason for the excitement from the children. Soldiers were in the area to speak to local leaders about the possibility of helping with improvements in the area.

    BAGHDAD - Sgt. 1st Class Henry Rhodes, of...

    BAGHDAD - Sgt. 1st Class Henry Rhodes, of Sanford, N.C., gives snack crackers to Iraqi children during a mission with fellow Company D, 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team Soldiers, in the rural Jalabi village, in the...

  • BAGHDAD -- Spc. Mitchell Johnson, from Wilmington, N.C., wraps an Iraqi boy's burns in the rural village of Jalabi, in the Radwaniyah district, just south of Baghdad, July 24. The boy came to Johnson, a medic with Company D, 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, 30thHeavy Brigade Combat Team, and pointed at his wounds while Johnson was on a mission with fellow Soldiers in the area. Johnson treated the boy's neck, chest and shoulders with cream, and the boy's father helped wrap the wounds with gauze.

    BAGHDAD -- Spc. Mitchell Johnson, from...

    BAGHDAD -- Spc. Mitchell Johnson, from Wilmington, N.C., wraps an Iraqi boy's burns in the rural village of Jalabi, in the Radwaniyah district, just south of Baghdad, July 24. The boy came to Johnson, a medic with Company D, 252nd Combined Arms...

  • BAGHDAD -- Iraqi children in the rural village of Jalabi, in the Radwaniyah district, just south of Baghdad, follow and ask questions of Sgt. 1st Class Henry Rhodes, of Sanford, N.C., as he walks during a mission in the area, July 24. Rhodes, a platoon sergeant with Company D, 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, 30thHeavy Brigade Combat Team, was with fellow Soldiers who were in the area to speak to local leaders and discuss improvements in the area.

    BAGHDAD -- Iraqi children in the rural village...

    BAGHDAD -- Iraqi children in the rural village of Jalabi, in the Radwaniyah district, just south of Baghdad, follow and ask questions of Sgt. 1st Class Henry Rhodes, of Sanford, N.C., as he walks during a mission in the area, July 24. Rhodes, a platoon...

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