Photo Credit: Spc. Ryan Stroud, 3rd BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs
A Soldier with "Blue Platoon," Company D, 1st Squadron, 12th Combined Arms Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, stands guard, protecting his platoon leader while he talks with the local Iraqi Army and Police about the attacks in Khalis, Iraq, the previous night, March 30. The market was hit by a vehicle borne improvised explosive device, March 29.