Working with Sons of Iraq towards peace efforts

By Pfc. Bailey A. Jester, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-BMay 8, 2009

BAGHDAD - Newport News, Va. native, Capt. Jason Dudley (right), company commander for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, talks with Kuwaiti Village native, Sheik Ali, a Sons of Iraq tribal leader, about the increased security in northeastern Baghdad May 5.
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Newport News, Va. native, Capt. Jason Dudley (right), company commander for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, talks with Kuwaiti Village native, Sheik Ali, a Sons of Iraq tribal leader, about the increased security in northeastern Baghdad May 5. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Bailey A. Jester, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Newport News, Va. native, Capt. Jason Dudley (right), company commander for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division talks to a local shop owner (left) about the security changes and increased stability in the Adhamiyah area of Baghad May 5.
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Newport News, Va. native, Capt. Jason Dudley (right), company commander for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division talks to a local shop owner (left) about the security changes and increased stability in the Adhamiyah area of Baghad May 5. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Bailey A. Jester, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - 2nd Lt. Christopher Esquivel, a fire support officer for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division takes time during a May 5 patrol down the streets of Tunis, in the Adhamiyah district of Baghdad, to take a picture with local children.
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - 2nd Lt. Christopher Esquivel, a fire support officer for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division takes time during a May 5 patrol down the streets of Tunis, in the Adhamiyah district of Baghdad, to take a picture with local children. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Bailey A. Jester, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Dumont , Colo. native, Pfc. Paul Maurer (left), a driver for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division is handed a chicken during a patrol May 5. The U.S. Soldiers perform operations aimed at continuing the level of safety and security in the area with the help of local Sons of Iraq security members.
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Dumont , Colo. native, Pfc. Paul Maurer (left), a driver for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division is handed a chicken during a patrol May 5. The U.S. Soldiers perform operations aimed at continuing the level of safety and security in the area with the help of local Sons of Iraq security members. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Bailey A. Jester, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Waco, Texas native, 1st Sgt. John Shumaker (right), company first sergeant for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division jokes with a local child and his chicken during a patrol in the Tunis neighborhood in northeastern Baghdad May 5.
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Waco, Texas native, 1st Sgt. John Shumaker (right), company first sergeant for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division jokes with a local child and his chicken during a patrol in the Tunis neighborhood in northeastern Baghdad May 5. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Bailey A. Jester, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL