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US Army (USA) First Lieutenant (1LT) Allard C. Hagle (in the open hatch), 1ST Platoon (PLT), Alpha Battery (A BTTY), 4th Battalion (BN), 42nd Field Artillery Regiment (4/42nd FAR), 4th Infantry Division (ID), explains the M109A6 155mm Paladin Self-propelled Howitzer to his girlfriend, Jessica Miller, during Freedom Fest 2004, the Independence Day celebration at Hood Stadium, Fort Hood, Texas (TX). Freedom Fest 2004 is sponsored by the Fort Hood Family Readiness Group to raise funds for the homecoming ceremonies for the US Army (USA) 1ST Cavalry Division Soldiers when their tour in Iraq supporting Operation IRAQI FREEDOM is finished

US Army (USA) First Lieutenant (1LT) Allard C. Hagle (in the open hatch), 1ST Platoon (PLT), Alpha Battery (A BTTY), 4th Battalion (BN), 42nd Field Artillery Regiment (4/42nd FAR), 4th Infantry Division (ID), explains the M109A6 155mm Paladin Self-propelled Howitzer to his girlfriend, Jessica Miller, during Freedom Fest 2004, the Independence Day celebration at Hood Stadium, Fort Hood, Texas (TX). Freedom Fest 2004 is sponsored by the Fort Hood Family Readiness Group to raise funds for the homecoming ceremonies for the US Army (USA) 1ST Cavalry Division Soldiers when their tour in Iraq supporting Operation IRAQI FREEDOM is finished

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Summary

The original finding aid described this photograph as:

Base: Fort Hood

State: Texas (TX)

Country: United States Of America (USA)

Scene Camera Operator: Steve Bibiano, CIV, USA

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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04/07/2004
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The U.S. National Archives
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