CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea — Eleven thousand pounds of trophies and other items left behind by 2nd Infantry Division units that deployed to Iraq last year are on their way to Fort Carson, Colo.

The trophies, which had been stored at the 2nd ID Museum at Camp Red Cloud, were loaded onto trucks Thursday to start the long journey to the United States, officials said.

Museum director Michael Alexander said in June that most of the items belong to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment and the 44th Engineer Battalion. There also are a few items left by Strike Force headquarters, he said.

Other Strike Force units had either taken their property with them to Iraq or left it in storage, he said.

Among the Strike Force items bound for Carson are hundreds of trophies, keepsakes and photographs, he said.

“They are not of much worth right now, but in 50 years’ time these will be historical artifacts,” Alexander said.

Some of the most valuable items include:

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Seth Robson is a Tokyo-based reporter who has been with Stars and Stripes since 2003. He has been stationed in Japan, South Korea and Germany, with frequent assignments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti, Australia and the Philippines.

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