Friday, January 26, 2007

Golden Dragons use all resources to accomplish missions

Golden Dragons use all resources to accomplish missions

Staff Sgt. Angela McKinzie
2nd BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. (LI) Public Affairs

OWESAT VILLAGE, Iraq — Normally when one thinks of the Army they think of Soldiers on land. It is not too often that Soldiers use water to assault the enemy, but using water has become an asset to the modern-day Golden Dragon.
Soldiers from Company C., 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) conducted a search and attack operation in Owesat Village, Iraq into the Anbar Province to search for caches and talk to local nationals.
Instead of using convoys to conduct the mission the Golden Dragons used boats. They assaulted down the Euphrates River into an area that had never been engaged by Coalition Forces.
“Our unit is really showing its flexibility and adaptability,” said 1st Lt. Matt Knox, a native of San Francisco, Calif., who serves as the C. Co. executive officer. “We have to go after enemy forces anywhere in our area of operations.”
The completion of the operation showed the company’s versatility to provide support and humanitarian support to the local populace while conducting operations against those that would cause harm to the local nationals.
“Our company flawlessly conducted its first ever boat assault and continued a successful mission outside of our normal area of operations,” Knox said.
The Golden Dragons plan to use boats in future operations.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Army has been there before.

Great work folks !!!

Sgt. Larry R. Arnold Sr. 46 Company B, 150th Combat Engineer Battalion, 155th Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Army National Guard Carriere, Mississippi One of two soldiers killed when their armored personnel carrier was hit by a roadside bomb in Owesat Village, Iraq, on June 11, 2005

This is why you don't trust anyone.