Your View: Pictures submitted by Stars and Stripes readers
Nobody knows better than Stars and Stripes what you go through downrange. Except you. So we want your help in telling your story. E-mail us your digital photos, depicting what life is like wherever you are, whether on the FOB or on a mission somewhere in the wild. It’s “Your View” of your role in the wars, whether Iraq, Afghanistan or somewhere else. Candid (not posed) shots are best, and please include your name, unit, location and a short caption explaining the picture and your thoughts when you took the shot. Selected photos will be used in the paper and here at stripes.com. E-mail your photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos first published in the Nov. 5 Pacificedition
Submitted by Spc. Janet Nielsen, 226th Quartermaster Co., 87th Combat Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division. This photograph was taken at Camp Taji’s Gunner Gate gravel pit. I saw my non-commissioned officer in charge, Sgt. Soliben, from 632nd Maintenance Co., out of Fort Stewart, Ga., standing on the berm watching over the gravel pit as Iraqi dump trucks deliver loads to the pit. It reminded me of the POW flag so I had to take it to honor all those who were POWs.
Submitted by Command Sgt. Maj. Richard C. Morris, Task Force Peacekeeper, Bagram, Afghanistan. Here is a picture of me with Afghans on election day in Kowrah, Afghanistan. Task Force Peacekeeper patrolled the Tagab Valley to ensure security and safety of the area during the elections.
Submitted by Capt. Marc E. Pelini, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, stationed at Camp Liberty, Iraq. This is a photograph of Bravo Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment soldiers digging up a weapons cache site Oct. 7, 2005. Based on intelligence collected from local citizens, Bravo Troop has found more than 15 significant cache sites since May 2005 in western Abu Ghraib.
Submitted by Staff Sgt. Nelda D. Pehrson. This photograph was taken at Forward Operating Base Falcon, Iraq, during the 703 Forward Support Battalion Organization Day. Here, Staff Sgt. Eley is giving it his all during the tug-of-war event to win for A Company. The Organization Day was a welcome break from the mission of supporting the 4th Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division.
Submitted by 1st Lt. Edwardo A. Christ, 122nd Corps Support Group, liaison officer of Logistics Support Area Anaconda, Iraq. This photograph was taken while visiting an Iraqi Elementary School in Tallil, Iraq, near An Nasiriyah. The 122nd CSG Civil Affairs team has overseen several Iraqi schools being built throughout their deployment. The old schools are made of mud and sticks with little room to move around in the classroom. Being a school teacher in Alabama, my students will understand and appreciate what they have. The Iraqi children are always glad to see us, especially when we bring candy or treats.