Hero Stories for June 2009

Soldiers disrupt timber smuggling in Afghan province

Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, have been making a difference in disrupting timber smuggling in this lush area near the Pakistan bord

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Water bottling plant opens, begins production in southern Iraq

Leaders from the 3d Sustainment Command Expeditionary and Oasis International Waters, Inc., opened a water bottling and purification plant during a ribbon-cutting ceremony, June

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Soldiers open key travel route to Iraqi public

Coalition forces opened two lanes of traffic along Main Supply Route Tampa for use by Iraqi travelers during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Mond

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Iraq's hot, but a tourist hotspot?

Iraq may not be everyone's ideal day-trip, but recently conditions have reached the point where tourism is now a viable indust

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Joshua R. Whittle

Lance Cpl. Joshua R. Whittle, 20, of Downey, California, died June 6, 2009, while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Whittle was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. </d

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Robert D. Ulmer

Lance Cpl. Robert D. Ulmer, 22, of Landisville, Pennsylvania, died June 5, 2009, as a result of a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq. Lance Cpl. Ulmer was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune North Carolina. </d

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My Hero. My Friend. CPL Gary Moore

My friend, CPL Gary Moore was killed in Iraq on March 16, 2009. I got a memorial bracelet done with his name on it for me and all of his fiance's family. Here is a pic of me and my son and my bracelet. Thanks for everything you do!

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Army deploys scientists to study Iraqi culture

From inception, Soldiers are trained not to ask the question why? Maybe where? or when? - but never why. However, in today's battlefield, why? is more important than ever. "If Soldiers want to know, 'Why are the children throwing rocks at us?' and 'Why are they rocketing us?' That's what we do," said Leslie Kayanan, team leader of the Human Terrain System team assigned to the 34th Inf. Div.

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Charles D. Parrish

Spc. Charles D. Parrish, 23, of Jasper, Alabama, died June 4, 2009, in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered earlier that day in Jalula, Iraq, when his vehicle was struck by an anti-tank grenade. Spc. Parrish was assigned to the 5th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. </d

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Christopher M. Kurth

Sgt. Christopher M. Kurth, 23, of Alamogordo, New Mexico, died June 4, 2009, in Kirkuk, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by an anti-tank grenade. Sgt. Kurth was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. </d

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