82nd Airborne commander visits Paratroopers in Iraq

By Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea, 3rd BCT PAO, 82nd Abn. Div., MND-BMay 28, 2009

BAGHDAD - Maj. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, awards the Army Commendation Medal with Valor to Pfc. Theodore Medina, of Denver, Colo., assigned to Troop A, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Abn. Div., Multi-National Division - Baghdad, May 21, at Joint Security Station Loyalty, located in the 9 Nissan district of eastern Baghdad. Scaparrotti awarded five Paratroopers with valor awards and pinned more than 35 combat badges to members of the regiment for their actions in late March during a series of violence in the al-Fadhil neighborhood of eastern Baghdad.
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Maj. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, awards the Army Commendation Medal with Valor to Pfc. Theodore Medina, of Denver, Colo., assigned to Troop A, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Abn. Div., Multi-National Division - Baghdad, May 21, at Joint Security Station Loyalty, located in the 9 Nissan district of eastern Baghdad. Scaparrotti awarded five Paratroopers with valor awards and pinned more than 35 combat badges to members of the regiment for their actions in late March during a series of violence in the al-Fadhil neighborhood of eastern Baghdad. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea, 3rd BCT PAO, 82nd Abn. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Maj. Gen. Scararrotti, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, awards the combat infantryman badge to Capt. Frank A. Rodriguez, of Cameron, N.C., commander of Troop A., 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Abn. Div., Multi-National Division -Baghdad, May 21, at Joint Security Station Loyalty, located in the 9 Nissan district of eastern Baghdad. Scaparrotti awarded five Paratroopers with valor awards and pinned more than 35 combat badges to members of the regiment for their actions in late March during a series of violence in the al-Fadhil neighborhood of eastern Baghdad.
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Maj. Gen. Scararrotti, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, awards the combat infantryman badge to Capt. Frank A. Rodriguez, of Cameron, N.C., commander of Troop A., 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Abn. Div., Multi-National Division -Baghdad, May 21, at Joint Security Station Loyalty, located in the 9 Nissan district of eastern Baghdad. Scaparrotti awarded five Paratroopers with valor awards and pinned more than 35 combat badges to members of the regiment for their actions in late March during a series of violence in the al-Fadhil neighborhood of eastern Baghdad. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea, 3rd BCT PAO, 82nd Abn. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Capel, senior enlisted leader of the 82nd Airborne Division, talks to Paratroopers assigned 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Abn. Div., Multi-National Division - Baghdad, May 21, at Joint Security Station Loyalty, located in the 9 Nissan district of eastern Baghdad. Capel, along with Maj. Gen. Scararrotti, commander of the 82nd Abn. Div., thanked the Paratroopers for their service.
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Capel, senior enlisted leader of the 82nd Airborne Division, talks to Paratroopers assigned 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Abn. Div., Multi-National Division - Baghdad, May 21, at Joint Security Station Loyalty, located in the 9 Nissan district of eastern Baghdad. Capel, along with Maj. Gen. Scararrotti, commander of the 82nd Abn. Div., thanked the Paratroopers for their service. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea, 3rd BCT PAO, 82nd Abn. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Maj. Gen. Scararrotti, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, awards the combat action badge to Spc. Carlos Lopez-Correa, assigned to Battery B, 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Abn. Div., Multi-National Division- Baghdad, May 21, at Joint Security Station Zafaraniya, located in the Karradah district of eastern Baghdad. Scararrotti, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Capel, senior enlisted leader of the division, stopped to visit the Panther brigade Paratroopers deployed to Iraq.
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Maj. Gen. Scararrotti, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, awards the combat action badge to Spc. Carlos Lopez-Correa, assigned to Battery B, 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Abn. Div., Multi-National Division- Baghdad, May 21, at Joint Security Station Zafaraniya, located in the Karradah district of eastern Baghdad. Scararrotti, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Capel, senior enlisted leader of the division, stopped to visit the Panther brigade Paratroopers deployed to Iraq. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea, 3rd BCT PAO, 82nd Abn. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Maj. Gen. Scararrotti (right), commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, speaks with Staff Sgt. Matt Howard, of Cincinnati, Ohio, at the dining facility, May 21, at Joint Security Station Zafaraniya, located in the Karradah district of eastern Baghdad. Scararrotti, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Capel, senior enlisted leader of the division, stopped to visit the Panther brigade paratroopers deployed to Iraq. Howard is assigned to Battery A, 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Abn. Div., Multi-National Division -Baghdad.
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Maj. Gen. Scararrotti (right), commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, speaks with Staff Sgt. Matt Howard, of Cincinnati, Ohio, at the dining facility, May 21, at Joint Security Station Zafaraniya, located in the Karradah district of eastern Baghdad. Scararrotti, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Capel, senior enlisted leader of the division, stopped to visit the Panther brigade paratroopers deployed to Iraq. Howard is assigned to Battery A, 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Abn. Div., Multi-National Division -Baghdad. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea, 3rd BCT PAO, 82nd Abn. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL