LibNOT.com wishes to make sure that its readers are not confused with other “reports” that may leak from the halls of Congress about this wonderful story….in particular, a shoot-from-the-lip-convict-them-all-before-trial Congressman from PA. The aforementioned “bastion of moral authority” may make it seem as though our soldiers were not trying to rescue the little Iraqi boy, but to bury him in order to cover up some major transgression. Perhaps another Haditha?
Congratulations to the fine soldiers of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. Good work, God bless and stay safe!
Capt. David Powell from Newport Beach, Calif., holds the 2-year-old Iraqi boy the day after he rescued him. The boy fell into a dry well Thursday. U.S. Army photo by Maj. Randall Baucom, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs.
MULTI NATIONAL FORCE-IRAQ: BAGHDAD, 14 August 2007 — Coalition Soldiers rescued a 2-year-old Iraqi boy from a dry well in which he fell Thursday.
Soldiers with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division responded to the pleas for assistance from the father of a 2-year-old boy who had fallen into a dry well near the family’s residence.
Capt. David Powell, Bo Company commander of., was about to begin a scheduled security patrol when the boy’s father approached the gate of his combat outpost on foot. Using an interpreter, Powell quickly assessed the situation and sent the patrol to assist with the recovery of the child.