• TAJI, Iraq- Ozark, Ala. native, Lt. Col. Eric Schwegler, commander of the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, views a picture of Sheik Abdullah and his Sons of Iraq comrades during a visit, Oct. 9. Schwegler and his Soldiers visited Abdullah to discuss areas of concern for the people of his village.

    TAJI, Iraq- Ozark, Ala. native, Lt. Col. Eric...

    TAJI, Iraq- Ozark, Ala. native, Lt. Col. Eric Schwegler, commander of the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, views a picture of Sheik Abdullah and his Sons of Iraq comrades during a visit, Oct...

  • TAJI, Iraq- Winnemucca, Nev. native, Sgt. Buck Growcock, a squad leader assigned to the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, poses for a picture with one of Sheik Abdullah's grandchildren, Oct. 9.  Growcock and other Americans visited Abdullah and his family to strengthen the friendship between U.S. troops and local Iraqi people.

    TAJI, Iraq- Winnemucca, Nev. native, Sgt. Buck...

    TAJI, Iraq- Winnemucca, Nev. native, Sgt. Buck Growcock, a squad leader assigned to the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, poses for a picture with one of Sheik Abdullah's grandchildren, Oct. 9...

  • TAJI, Iraq- Ozark, Ala. native, Lt. Col. Eric Schwegler, commander of the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, discusses the needs of Sheik Abdullah and his village over tea, Oct. 9. Schwegler and Abdullah met for three hours to discuss everything from the decrease in local violence, to the upcoming elections, and similarities between Abdullah's village and Schwegler's hometown in Alabama.

    TAJI, Iraq- Ozark, Ala. native, Lt. Col. Eric...

    TAJI, Iraq- Ozark, Ala. native, Lt. Col. Eric Schwegler, commander of the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, discusses the needs of Sheik Abdullah and his village over tea, Oct. 9. Schwegler and...

  • TAJI, Iraq- Sheik Abdullah, a local Sons of Iraq leader, listens during a meeting with Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Oct. 9. During the visit, Abdullah and the Americans discussed many issues concerning the people of his village.

    TAJI, Iraq- Sheik Abdullah, a local Sons of...

    TAJI, Iraq- Sheik Abdullah, a local Sons of Iraq leader, listens during a meeting with Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Oct. 9. During the visit, Abdullah and the Americans...

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