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US Army (USA) CHIEF Warrant Officer (CWO) Paul Holton, with the 141st Military Intelligence Battalion (MIB), Utah Army National Guard (ANG) chats with a sick Iraqi child after giving him a soccer ball at the Baghdad Children's Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq (IRQ), during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Army (USA) CHIEF Warrant Officer (CWO) Paul Holton, with the 141st Military Intelligence Battalion (MIB), Utah Army National Guard (ANG) chats with a sick Iraqi child after giving him a soccer ball at the Baghdad Children's Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq (IRQ), during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

 
 
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Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM

Base: Baghdad

Country: Iraq (IRQ)

Scene Camera Operator: Tsgt John L. Houghton Jr., USAF

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Iraq War aka Operation IRAQI FREEDOM was the 2003 invasion of Iraq, led by U.S. Army General Tommy Franks, under the code-name "Operation Iraqi Freedom". 248,000 soldiers from the United States, 45,000 British soldiers, 2,000 Australian soldiers and 194 Polish soldiers from Special Forces unit GROM sent to Kuwait for the invasion. The invasion force was also supported by Iraqi Kurdish militia troops, estimated to number upwards of 70,000.

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19/10/2003
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