46th Engineer Combat Battalion Assists Citizens
Sometimes it?s the simple things in life that make the most difference. Within a few hours of their arrival in Iraq, the members of the 46th Engineer Combat Battalion grabbed their tools and dug in beginning their work.
As they began to complete different construction and rebuilding projects in the City of Baghdad. They arrived in country and began to look around and search for different projects to help the Iraqi people in rebuilding and reconstructing their nation.
Working together with different units of Coalition soldiers, as well as cooperatively with Iraqi workmen and members of the Sons of Iraq, many different projects have been accomplished. The engineers were upgrading buildings, rebuilding schools, and working to identify different projects in and around Baghdad.
It?s the simple things, the schools, the water projects, and other small efforts that have helped convince the Iraqi citizens that the coalition and the Iraqi Security forces are there to support them.
When the coalition first arrived many of the citizens did not trust or respect the coalition, and were distrustful of their efforts. Slowly, the members of the community were won over, and it was the little things, the reconstruction of the schools, and the rebuilding of the community that has made the difference.
Members of the Missouri based Army Reserve Company, the 955th Engineer battalion has worked to build and construct a battalion logistic center, as well as helping to identify other projects to assist in the Iraqi rebuilding.