Digging it ...Soldiers excavate flag pole, move across post

By Sgt. Joshua Risner, MND-B PAOJuly 1, 2009

VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - Pfc. Johnny Tanise, a light wheel mechanic from Miami, assigned to E Company, 5th Battalion, 52nd Air Missile Defense Regiment, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, excavates a flagpole here, June 26. The flagpole, unused on this part of post, was removed and sent a mile away where it would be needed.
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - Pfc. Johnny Tanise, a light wheel mechanic from Miami, assigned to E Company, 5th Battalion, 52nd Air Missile Defense Regiment, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, excavates a flagpole here, June 26. The flagpole, unused on this part of post, was removed and sent a mile away where it would be needed. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Joshua Risner, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - Spc. Michael Presentado, a native of Upper Marlboro, Md., assigned to E Company, 5th Battalion, 52nd Air Missile Defense Regiment, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, digs around the base of a flagpole here, June 26. "They told us we needed to move this flagpole, so that's what we're doing," the light wheel mechanic said.
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - Spc. Michael Presentado, a native of Upper Marlboro, Md., assigned to E Company, 5th Battalion, 52nd Air Missile Defense Regiment, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, digs around the base of a flagpole here, June 26. "They told us we needed to move this flagpole, so that's what we're doing," the light wheel mechanic said. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Joshua Risner, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - San Diego native, Sgt. Jose Guerrero, a light wheel mechanic assigned to E Company, 5th Battalion, 52nd Air Missile Defense Regiment, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, shovels dirt at the base of a flagpole here, June 26. After excavating the pole, the Soldiers moved it to a new location where it would be better used.
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - San Diego native, Sgt. Jose Guerrero, a light wheel mechanic assigned to E Company, 5th Battalion, 52nd Air Missile Defense Regiment, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, shovels dirt at the base of a flagpole here, June 26. After excavating the pole, the Soldiers moved it to a new location where it would be better used. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Joshua Risner, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL