Korean task force dons Marne combat patch
Colonel Don Galli, commander of the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon, places a 3rd Infantry Division combat patch on a soldier from TF Taegeuk of the Republic of Korea Army, during a combat patch ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 14.

<b>BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan </b>- Soldiers from the Republic of Korea, Task Force Taegeuk, took part in a combat patch ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 14. The task force put on the combat patch of the unit they are subordinate to, the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, part of the 3rd Infantry Division.

The commander of 3rd CAB and TF Falcon, Col. Don Galli, spoke during the ceremony, explaining the history of the 3rd Infantry Division and the symbolism of the combat patch's design.

"We are honored for you to wear our combat patch," said Col. Galli. "I am proud to have you here with us and look forward to working alongside you."

Task Force Taegeuk's presence in Afghanistan marks the first time an aviation unit from the Republic of Korea has operated outside of their country.

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