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US Navy (USN) Utilitiesman Third Class (UT3) Justin Walker, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Seven (NMCB-7) entertains a group of Iraqi children, while members of his unit complete repair work inside an local school near An Nasariyah, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Navy (USN) Utilitiesman Third Class (UT3) Justin Walker, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Seven (NMCB-7) entertains a group of Iraqi children, while members of his unit complete repair work inside an local school near An Nasariyah, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

 
 
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Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM

Base: An Nasariyah

State: Dhi Qar

Country: Iraq (IRQ)

Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Quinton T. Burris, USAF

Release Status: Released to Public
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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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09/05/2003
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