• CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Col. Maria Zumwalt, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, gives a speech highlighting the contributions of Hispanic-Americans at the Multi-National Division-Baghdad Hispanic Heritage Month Observation, here, Oct. 9. "The story of the Hispanic Soldiers is filled with valor and patriotism," said Zumwalt. "Not only am I proud to represent Hispanic-Americans, I am proud to serve this great country."

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Col. Maria Zumwalt, of...

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Col. Maria Zumwalt, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, gives a speech highlighting the contributions of Hispanic-Americans at the Multi-National Division-Baghdad Hispanic Heritage Month Observation, here, Oct. 9. "The story of the Hispanic...

  • CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Division Special Troops Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton Joseph takes on a piñata at the Multi-National Division-Baghdad Hispanic Heritage Month Observation, here, Oct. 9. The piñata was filled with traditional Mexican candy. Soldiers enjoyed a night of entertainment, dancing and Hispanic foods at the event. "It was a great event to celebrate a very special heritage with all kinds of people from all over the world," said Sgt. Maj. Bernie Serna, of Laredo, Texas, who is of Mexican descent. "It's what makes our armed forces strong - the diversity."

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Division Special Troops...

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Division Special Troops Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton Joseph takes on a piñata at the Multi-National Division-Baghdad Hispanic Heritage Month Observation, here, Oct. 9. The piñata was filled with traditional Mexican candy...

  • CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Staff Sgt. Alma Selvera (left), of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Sgt. 1st Class Frank Rodriguez, of San Marcos, Texas, perform a traditional Jalisco Mexican dance as part of the group "Raices Mexicanas" at the Multi-National Division-Baghdad Hispanic Heritage Month Observation, here, Oct. 9. The dance originates in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Rodriguez is the equal opportunity advisor for MND-B. "I thought it was wonderful. I thought everybody had a good time," said Rodriguez. "First and foremost, it gave a little bit of education and second, it let the Soldiers have fun." Selvera is a dental assistant assigned to 502nd Dental Company, 1st Medical Brigade, Multi-National Corps-Iraq.

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Staff Sgt. Alma Selvera...

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Staff Sgt. Alma Selvera (left), of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Sgt. 1st Class Frank Rodriguez, of San Marcos, Texas, perform a traditional Jalisco Mexican dance as part of the group "Raices Mexicanas" at the Multi-National...

  • CAMP LIBERTY - Staff Sgt. Alma Selvera (left), of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Sgt. 1st Class Frank Rodriguez, of San Marcos, Texas, perform a traditional Jalisco Mexican dance as part of the group "Raices Mexicanas" at the Multi-National Division-Baghdad Hispanic Heritage Month Observation, here, Oct. 9. Rodriguez is the equal opportunity advisor for MND-B. Selvera is a dental assistant assigned to the 502nd Dental Company, 1st Medical Brigade, Multi-National Corps-Iraq. "We want Soldiers to come to the observances so they can learn about the different heritages," said Rodriguez. The folkloric dance and costumes originate in the Mexican state of Jalisco.

    CAMP LIBERTY - Staff Sgt. Alma Selvera (left)...

    CAMP LIBERTY - Staff Sgt. Alma Selvera (left), of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Sgt. 1st Class Frank Rodriguez, of San Marcos, Texas, perform a traditional Jalisco Mexican dance as part of the group "Raices Mexicanas" at the Multi-National...

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