ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY
Trimming the tree, 2003
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: December 24, 2019
Kendra Helmer ©Stars and Stripes
Sinjar, Iraq, December, 2003: Spc. Roger McArdle, a driver with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, dangles from a crane to string lights on a Christmas tree at Range 54. Soldiers bought the 60-foot tree from a nearby resident, dug it up and transplanted it at the camp.
Stars and Stripes' 2003 story about Range 54.