20 April 2009

1-8 Cav Medics Teach Lifesaving Skills to IA soldiers

FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Kirkuk, Iraq- Hands on training was the approach for Iraqi Army soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 15th Iraqi Army Brigade, who, for the first time, began learning combat life saving skills with assistance from medics of 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, at an IA outpost near Forward Operating Base McHenry, Kirkuk province, Iraq, March 29.

For the Michael Moore types out there who think that all the Army does is kill, rape and pillage, the above article is glaring proof otherwise. Also, the IA soldiers realize that America will not always be there:

"Every Soldier in the Iraqi Army should know how to do these skills," said Salem Hussein, a non-commissioned officer with the 2nd Bn. 15th IA Bde.

"America is going to leave one day," said Hussein. "We are going to be the only ones out on patrols, and we need to know how to save each others' lives."

I guess the whackjobs just thought the Army was simply an occupying force that was there simply to impose its will on the Iraqi people.

The 8th Cavalry Regiment. Honor and Courage.

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