Baghdad- There have been a number of different groups that have served with honor in the coalition battle against the insurgency, but none has done a better job with their troops or materials than the Bosnian Herzegovina contingent.
?This is a day of proud history for the members and officers of the Bosnia Herzegovina unit, we are proud of their service and hate to see them leave our theater of operations,? said Major General Michael Ferriter.
Major General Ferriter was speaking for Lieutenant General Lloyd Austin, Commanding General of MNC-1.
The soldiers and officers of the Bosnia unit were celebrating their term of service and marked the occasion with a ceremony at the Hope Chapel located at the Victory Base in Baghdad last week. It marked the end of just over three years of proud service, service in Iraq that began June 2005.
Despite their own period of disorder and conflict, the soldiers and officers with the Bosnia Herzegovina Unit felt the need to support the Operation Iraqi Freedom effort, pointing to its focus on bringing freedom and order to the Iraqi people. The number of soldiers from Bosnia numbered only 150 men, but their presence seemed to indicate a much greater force than they were, is only based on the success they had in giving aid assistance and support to the Iraqi people.