"Dragon" Soldier leaves his mark

By Pfc. Adam Halleck, 1st BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-BSeptember 10, 2009

CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Perry, Iowa, native Pfc. Corey Smith, a personal security detachment driver assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st "Dragon" Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, paints a mural in the "Dragon" Tactical Operations Center on Camp Taji, Sept. 5. "It's the least I could do to put our mark here," said Smith.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Perry, Iowa, native Pfc. Corey Smith, a personal security detachment driver assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st "Dragon" Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, paints a mural in the "Dragon" Tactical Operations Center on Camp Taji, Sept. 5. "It's the least I could do to put our mark here," said Smith. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Adam Halleck, 1st BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq - "I figured I'd design a mural because this wall was blank and I wanted to paint something that represented my unit," explained Perry, Iowa native, Pfc. Corey Smith, a personal security detachment driver assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st "Dragon" Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, while he added some shading to the mural at the "Dragon" Tactical Operations Center on Camp Taji, Sept. 5. Smith designed the mural to include the 1st Cavalry Division patch, artillery crossed cannons, an Apache helicopter, an M109A6 howitzer, an eagle, and Soldiers on a dismounted patrol.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq - "I figured I'd design a mural because this wall was blank and I wanted to paint something that represented my unit," explained Perry, Iowa native, Pfc. Corey Smith, a personal security detachment driver assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st "Dragon" Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, while he added some shading to the mural at the "Dragon" Tactical Operations Center on Camp Taji, Sept. 5. Smith designed the mural to include the 1st Cavalry Division patch, artillery crossed cannons, an Apache helicopter, an M109A6 howitzer, an eagle, and Soldiers on a dismounted patrol. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Adam Halleck, 1st BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Perry, Iowa, native, Pfc. Corey Smith a personal security detachment driver assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st "Dragon" Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, spent over a week of his free time painting a mural in the "Dragon" Tactical Operations Center on Camp Taji, Sept. 5.  "It's a great feeling of accomplishment to see this all come together," said Smith.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Perry, Iowa, native, Pfc. Corey Smith a personal security detachment driver assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st "Dragon" Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, spent over a week of his free time painting a mural in the "Dragon" Tactical Operations Center on Camp Taji, Sept. 5. "It's a great feeling of accomplishment to see this all come together," said Smith. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Adam Halleck, 1st BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq - "I've always loved art," said Perry, Iowa, native Pfc. Corey Smith, a personal security detachment driver assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st "Dragon" Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, as he added his personal touch to a blank wall in the "Dragon" Tactical Operations Center on Camp Taji, Sept. 5.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq - "I've always loved art," said Perry, Iowa, native Pfc. Corey Smith, a personal security detachment driver assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st "Dragon" Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, as he added his personal touch to a blank wall in the "Dragon" Tactical Operations Center on Camp Taji, Sept. 5. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Adam Halleck, 1st BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL