Archive for February, 2012
That’s because the Soldiers of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, joined up with Iraqi Army Soldiers to disrupt the enemy’s ability to conduct indirect fire.
“We do these patrols for force protection for FOB Shield and it keeps [insurgents] from launching into the IZ,” said Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Walker, a cavalry scout platoon sergeant from Grand Rapids, Mich., assigned to Co. C. “Most launches are at night and it gives us the opportunity to use night vision goggles and the enemy doesn’t even know we’re coming until we’re up on them.” (continue reading…)
Similar to the game of hide and seek, basic trainees practiced finding the enemy before being found at Wilson Village urban operations site on Sand Hill Wednesday.
Soldiers were taught to act quickly, but unlike a game, the stakes are nothing to play with.
“Urban fighting is a very quick, intense, horrific type of fighting,” said 1SG Randy Hahn, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 58th Infantry Regiment. “An insurgent can run from building to building, and you’ll only see him for a few seconds. It’s very fast, and it’s very dangerous.” (continue reading…)