Monday :: Dec 24, 2007

Wishing them the best of everything.

by Turkana


Christmas Eve, late afternoon, and U.S. soldiers from 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment piled into their Stryker armored vehicles for a patrol out on the streets of Baghdad.

This is the fifth Christmas that U.S. troops have been out in Iraq, and commanders say the best way to keep morale up is to keep moving.

There are special dinners, packages from home, religious services and decorations around camp, but no let-up in patrols.

Their chaplain, Captain Bryan Smith:

"You get the blues around Christmas time," he said.
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