PHOTOS: Paratroopers Deliver Soccer Equipment to Rusafa

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3rd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div., MND-B

Paratroopers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, carry bags of soccer equipment and other goods to Rusafa council headquarters building in a humanitarian mission.
Paratroopers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, carry bags of soccer equipment and other goods to Rusafa council headquarters building in a humanitarian mission.

BAGHDAD – Paratroopers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, carry bags of soccer equipment and other goods to Rusafa’s district council headquarters building during a humanitarian mission located in eastern Baghdad.

Paratroopers, along with civil affairs Soldiers assigned to the 401st Civil Affairs Battalion, have handed out soccer equipment across eastern Baghdad in support of FC Unity, a London-based organization working with Coalition and Iraqi officials in eastern Baghdad to provide the citizens of Iraq a platform for development and education through a series of soccer programs.

Sgt. Bryan Patenge, of Phoenix, Ariz., hands out candy to children during a humanitarian mission in the Idrissi neighborhood.
Sgt. Bryan Patenge, of Phoenix, Ariz., hands out candy to children during a humanitarian mission in the Idrissi neighborhood.

BAGHDAD – Sgt. Bryan Patenge, of Phoenix, Ariz., assigned to 401st Civil Affairs Battalion, hands out candy to children during a humanitarian mission in the Idrissi neighborhood, located in the Rusafa district of eastern Baghdad.

Civil affairs Soldiers and Paratroopers assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad handed out soccer equipment and other goods in order to enhance the quality of life for citizens in the city.

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Workman, of Jacksonville, Fla., a platoon sergeant, greets Iraqi children during a humanitarian mission in the Rusafa district of eastern Baghdad.
Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Workman, of Jacksonville, Fla., a platoon sergeant, greets Iraqi children during a humanitarian mission in the Rusafa district of eastern Baghdad.

BAGHDAD – Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Workman, of Jacksonville, Fla., a platoon sergeant assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, greets Iraqi children during a humanitarian mission in the Idrissi neighborhood in the Rusafa district of eastern Baghdad.

Paratroopers, along with civil affairs Soldiers assigned to the 401st Civil Affairs Battalion, handed out new soccer equipment and other goods to citizens in the region in order to enhance the quality of life for citizens in the city.

Iraqi children receive soccer balls during a humanitarian mission in the Rusafa district of Baghdad.
Iraqi children receive soccer balls during a humanitarian mission in the Rusafa district of Baghdad.

BAGHDAD – Iraqi children receive soccer balls during a humanitarian mission in the Rusafa district of Baghdad.

Paratroopers assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, and civil affairs Soldiers assigned to the 401st Civil Affairs Battalion, handed out new soccer equipment and other goods to children in support of FC Unity, a London-based organization working with Iraqi and U.S. forces in eastern Baghdad to promote unity in Iraq through the game of soccer.

By Spc. Joshua W. Lowery

Military Friends of NewsBlaze originated these stories, sending them directly to us from Iraq, some from Afghanistan and some in the USA.