Iraqi Police And Iraqi Army Given Memorial For Deceased Members
There have been a lot of sacrifices among both the coalition and the Iraqi Security Forces, and during the hard fought victories there have been war dead on all sides of the battlefield. The coalition helped the Iraqi Police put up a lighted memorial that honors their fallen war deceased personnel. The memorial was put up on May 9th.
Sheikhs in the Musayyib area and local leaders have been working to put together a memorial for the past several months to give honor to those who have fallen and given their lives to protect the Iraqi Nation.
The memorial has brought together people from both sides, both the Iraqi National Police, the Iraqi National Army, local citizens and leaders, and members of the Coalition all had a hand in building and constructing the local memorial site. This has helped to build even closer ties and helped force bonds of common understanding.
“This was an awesome celebration and it brought together coalition forces and Iraqi forces in a positive and meaningful way,”: said Major Stephen Capehart.
Major Capehart is the Commander of 3rd Infantry, 4th BCT, and 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion, and Company C. His soldiers have worked hard on this project in a variety of roles over the last several weeks. There were several hundred onlookers and members of the deceased families in attendance for the ceremony.