PHOTOS: Gen. Petraeus honors Patriot Brigade Soldiers at FOB Shield

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By Sgt. Grant Okubo, 4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. (L) PAO, MND-B

FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq – Gen. David Petraeus, the commanding general of Multi-National Forces – Iraq, awards a Combat Infantryman Badge to Sgt. Christopher Gottschling at Forward Operating Base Shield in eastern Baghdad Sept. 10. Gottschling is a Hilltown, Pa., native, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Multi-National Division – Baghdad. Petraeus presented other awards and commander’s coins to several other outstanding Patriot Brigade Soldiers.

His visit to FOB shield was part of his final battlefield circulation as MNF-I commanding general as he prepares for his new assignment as the commanding general of U.S. Central Command.

Gen. David Petraeus, Multi National Forces Iraq commanding general awards a Combat Infantryman Badge to Sgt. Christopher Gottschling.
Gen. David Petraeus, MultiNational Forces-Iraq commanding general awards a Combat Infantryman Badge to Sgt. Christopher Gottschling.

FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq – Gen. David Petraeus, the commanding general of Multi-National Forces – Iraq, presents Sgt. Ashlee Kellstadt his commander’s coin at Forward Operating Base Shield in eastern Baghdad Sept. 10. Kellstadt is a Brimfield, Ill., native, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Multi-National Division – Baghdad and was awarded the coin for her outstanding performance as a FOB Loyalty aid station medic.

Gen. David Petraeus, Multi National Forces Iraq commanding general presents Sgt. Ashlee Kellstadt his commander coin.
Gen. David Petraeus, MultiNational Forces-Iraq commanding general presents Sgt. Ashlee Kellstadt his commander’s coin.

FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq – Gen. David Petraeus, the commanding general of Multi-National Forces – Iraq, presents awards and commander’s coins to Soldiers assigned to 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light) during a visit to Forward Operating Base Shield in eastern Baghdad Sept. 10. The Patriot Brigade Soldiers were presented awards, such as Combat Infantryman Badges, while Petraeus recognized other Soldiers and their efforts with commanding general coins. His visit to FOB shield was part of his final battlefield circulation as MNF-I commanding general as he prepares for his new assignment as the commanding general of U.S. Central Command.

Soldiers assigned to 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division watch as Gen. David Petraeus presents awards and commander
Soldiers assigned to 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division watch as Gen. David Petraeus presents awards and commander’s coins.

FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq – Gen. David Petraeus (center), the commanding general of Multi-National Forces – Iraq, congratulates Soldier awardees from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light) during a visit to Forward Operating Base Shield in eastern Baghdad Sept. 10.

Gen. David Petraeus, Multi National Forces Iraq commanding general congratulates 10th Mountain Division Soldier awardees at FOB Shield.
Gen. David Petraeus, MultiNational Forces-Iraq commanding general congratulates 10th Mountain Division Soldier awardees at FOB Shield.

By Sgt. Grant Okubo, 4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. (L) PAO, MND-B