US Army (USA) Private First Class (PFC) Justin Turpin, Bravo Company (B Co), 1ST Battalion (BN), 87th Infantry Regiment (1/87th), 10th Mountain Infantry Division (ID), sits in a vehicle turret observing other USA 1/87th Soldiers setting up Traffic Control Point (TCP) Barriers on Route 49 and 50 in Baghdad, Baghdad Province, Iraq (IRQ), to assist Iraqi Police (IP) and Iraqi Army (IA) personnel in controlling the area during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM
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The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Country: Iraq (IRQ)
Scene Camera Operator: SSG Kevin L Moses, Sr, 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.