Company C Departure – September 2009

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Today we jump back 10 years to the deployment of Charlie Company to Iraq. In September 2009, members of Company C left CONUS marking the first deployment of a 1st Battalion element into a combat zone since World War II.

From the historical review:
“Charlie Company entered the Central Command Area of Responsibility and hit the ground running. Assigned to Contingency Operating Base (COB) Taji and attached to the 211th Military Police Battalion from the Massachusetts National Guard, Charlie Company immediately assumed responsibilities within the Taji Theatre Internment Facility Reconciliation Center (TIFRC). The TIFRC was a considerable responsibility as it was one of the last three remaining Iraqi prisons left under United States Forces (USF) control.”

See all 158 photos of the Charlie Company departure by clicking the image above.

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