Soldiers with the 34th MP Company gather to discuss the mission. Some of the goals of the company include improving the perimeter fence around COB Basra, as well as helping improve the potential Basra has to affect the Iraqi economy. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Darryl L. Montgomery)
Prior to departing COB Basra, a Soldier with the 34th MP Company takes a moment to pray for his squad's safety. The 34th MPs arrived in Basra in mid-April and recently began their mission of helping improve the relationships with locals. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Darryl L.
Spc. Erik Lindroth, a gunner with the 34th MP Company, 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, sits atop his humvee prior to leaving COB Basra for a mission May 26. Lindroth, a resident of Brainerd, Minn., has been in Iraq for a little more than a month in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Darryl L. Montgomery)
Soldiers with the 34th MP Company discuss their upcoming mission on May
26 to prepare mentally for what they may face. This is the first time the entire company has deployed to a combat zone in the unit's history.
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Darryl L. Montgomery)