Richard Melson

August 2006

Iraq Medical

MULTI-NATIONAL DIVISION – BAGHDAD

Eric.Lobsinger@mnd-b.army.mil

Media Release

HQ-MND Baghdad

Camp Liberty

Baghdad, Iraq

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RELEASE No. 20060830-02 August 30, 2006

1st Bn., 6th IAD and 1st Bn., 23rd Inf. Regt. Soldiers provide medical treatment to residents of Ghazaliya

2nd BCT PAO, 1st Arm. Div.

BAGHDAD – Soldiers from the 1st Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, along with Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, attached to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, provided medical treatment to residents of Ghazaliya during Operation Ghazaliya Aid Saturday.

The medical operation in the Baghdad neighborhood attracted nearly 200 residents, who were treated for a variety of medical conditions.

"The medical operation was a great event that helped a lot of people in Ghazaliya," said Capt. Robert Callaghan, of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Bn., 23rd Inf. Regt. "It showed what could be accomplished by the neighborhood council, Iraqi police and the National police, when they work together in the best interest of the people."

Iraqi army medical personnel, supported by MND-B Soldiers, treated each person who waited in line and referred future medical concerns to the Ghazaliya Primary Care Clinic, which recently reopened in the neighborhood.

Along with medical aid, the Iraqi Security Forces and MND-B Soldiers worked to build support and cooperation with the local population. Sgt. 1st Class Cesar Valdez, HHC, was among the MND-B Soldiers who worked with the ISF as Ghazaliya residents waited to receive medical care.

"The Iraqi Security Forces were instrumental in managing the long line of residents who showed up to take advantage of this opportunity," said Valdez.

[U] Release #20060830-02 IA,

MND-B Soldiers provide medical aid in Ghazaliya

Lobsinger, Eric MSG 4ID PAO NCOIC

Eric.Lobsinger@mnd-b.army.mil

Wednesday, August 30, 2006