Feb. 13, 2008 —
Soldiers discovered a large cache while on patrol near Minori Village in southern Arab Jabour, Feb. 8. (U.S. Army photo)
FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq (Feb. 11, 2008) — A local citizen led coalition forces conducting a foot patrol near the village of Minori in southern Arab Jabour to a large weapons cache, Feb. 8.
The cache, recovered by Soldiers from Troop B, 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, consisted of 59 rocket-propelled grenades, eight rockets, 128 propellant charges, 32 ammunition canisters with a variety of rounds and five 57 mm mortar illumination rounds.
First Lt. Levi Lenon said coalition forces are working with citizens to make the community safe and secure.
Spc. Kevin Sands, from Irrigon, Ore., said results are beginning to show. “Hard work pays off; this is a big find for us,” Sands said.
The 5-7th Cav. Regt. is conducting operations under 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division during Operation Marne Thunderbolt, which began in early January and is aimed at disrupting al-Qaida in Iraq activity in the area.