ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY
Green smoke, 2006
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: September 8, 2020
Monte Morin ©Stars and Stripes
Iraq, August, 2006: Maj. John Stark, 37, of Mount Summit, Ind., the operations officer for 1st or “Bandits” Battalion of the 37th Armor Regiment, emerges from a cloud of green smoke used as concealment from snipers in Ramadi. The 1st Brigade Combat Team, of which the Bandits were part, had lost 14 soldiers since deploying in January, and five of those — more than from any other battalion in the brigade — were Bandits.