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1/16/2020 9:48:49 PM
Posted: 10/8/2007 8:55:20 AM EST
October 8, 2007

Local citizens assist Soldiers in decreasing violence
Multi-National Division – Center PAO

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq – Local Concerned Citizens brought a large cache to a 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment combat outpost east of Baghdad Oct. 5.

The citizens brought a cache consisting of 21 mortar rounds, one 57mm projectile, two 100mm projectiles, one 122mm rocket warhead, three PG-7Ms, four PG-7s, and one rocket propelled grenade to Combat Outpost Cashe and turned the items in to Soldiers of Company D, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, currently attached to 3-1st Cav. Regt.

The cavalry regiment officials estimated that more than 1,000 rounds of small arms ammunition and 60 pounds of TNT were turned in, as well.

Concerned Citizens groups are local volunteers who are committed to cooperating with Coalition Forces to decrease violence in their communities, much like a neighborhood watch program. Soldiers from Company D have been working to establish Concerned Citizens groups in Jisr Diyala, a town southeast of Baghdad, since July. Currently, two Concerned Citizens groups total approximately 300 volunteers.

Also in the 3-1st Cav. Regt. area of operation on the same day, local citizens informed Iraqi police of a potential improvised explosive device along a major road.

Iraqi police were able to remove the road side bomb and Soldiers from the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team secured the explosive for proper disposal.

The 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment is assigned to the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division from Fort Benning, Ga.

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October 8, 2007

Concerned Citizens and Soldiers discover, destroy caches
Multi-National Division – Center PAO

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq – Over a 72-hour period two weapons caches were found in Arab Jabour and Al Buaytha.

In Arab Jabour, an anti-aircraft gun was destroyed Oct. 5 after being discovered by Soldiers on patrol.

Soldiers with Company A, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, were conducting a patrol when they discovered an anti-aircraft gun with ammunition; additional ammunition was buried nearby.

Both the weapon and ammunitions were destroyed by an explosive ordnance disposal team, removing risk of future use by insurgent forces.

In Al Buaytha, concerned citizens discovered and turned over a weapons cache to Coalition Forces Oct. 7.

Soldiers with Company D, 1-30 Inf. Regt., 2 BCT, 3rd Inf. Div., were conducting a picket line – stationary security vehicles that provide overwatch for roads used by Coalition Forces – when they were approached by the concerned citizens.

The cache consisted of two 120mm mortars, an 82mm mortar, a 60mm mortar, and two rockets.

An EOD team was called in to destroy the cache on-site.

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Paratroopers discover cache
Multi-National Division – Center PAO

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq – In a successful effort to clear and hold areas from insurgent activity, Soldiers discovered and destroyed a weapons cache while searching a building known to previously house caches Oct. 6.

Paratroopers of Troop C, 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment found the cache during an operation designed to disrupt insurgent activity near Hawr Rajab.

The cache consisted of one AK-47 assault rifle, four 60mm mortar rounds, four empty AK-47 magazines and one black ski mask.

The cache was destroyed at the scene.

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Link Posted: 10/8/2007 4:53:41 PM EST

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq – Local Concerned Citizens brought a large cache to a 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment combat outpost east of Baghdad Oct. 5.

The citizens brought a cache consisting of 21 mortar rounds, one 57mm projectile, two 100mm projectiles, one 122mm rocket warhead, three PG-7Ms, four PG-7s, and one rocket propelled grenade to Combat Outpost Cashe and turned the items in to Soldiers of Company D, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, currently attached to 3-1st Cav. Regt


The one thing that worries me about that sort of thing is what if they were driving their car with all those rounds of ammunition in the back to the base to turn it in, but were stopped at a random checkpoint?

There would be high-fives all around, press releases, medals awarded, and whatnot in response to the detention of the High Value munitions supplier linked to Al Qaeda.

NTM
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 4:55:16 PM EST


I wonder if they receive reward money for turning in munitions an such?
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:44:13 PM EST
Cool! FWIW, the 3-1 CAV and the 1-30 IN battalions are sister units of the 1-15 IN Battalion that we are supporting with care packages (that thread is tacked at the top here in GD). B/1-15 IN discovered and took care of a large cache of explosive devices and IED making materials a number of weeks ago that was highlighted in a similar post.

So, I think it's safe to assume that the 3rd Infantry Division is doing a helluva good job over there. Their units are finding stuff left and right, rolling up bad guys and winning over the support of the people. I'll drink a damn beer to that! Rock of the Marne, baby!
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:48:21 PM EST
... Simply awesome!

Call, email every MSM outlet and ask them why they're not reporting this great news - I'm serious
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:14:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:
... Simply awesome!

Call, email every MSM outlet and ask them why they're not reporting this great news - I'm serious


Great Idea.

Thanks for the reposts.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:22:01 PM EST
GBME - don't you know the Iraqi's won't do anything to help themselves? I read it here on ARFCOM!!

Thanks for keeping pusing the good news.

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