July 6, 2007
A Soldier interacts with children.
Iraqi residents greet a Soldier.
A Soldier speaks with local children.
A Soldier speaks with a local boy.
A Soldier speaks to a local resident. This type of interaction is important to building trust and piecing together intelligence.
The combined patrol keeps situational awareness in mind as they patrol the neighborhoods. Although residents appear friendly, trouble can break out quickly, with little notice.
2nd Lt. Evan Wolf, the platoon leader, greets children.
Children are relaxed with the Soldier's presence.
Sgt. 1st Class Rob Farnsworth chats with a resident.
An Iraqi Soldier poses for a picture with a family.