When enemy forces missed targeting a Multi-National Division â€“ Baghdad patrol in the Adhamiyah district of eastern Baghdad with an explosive formed projectile recently, a local Iraqi home paid the price.
Fortunately, the EFP blast injured no one in either the patrol or the home, but Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division focused their attention from themselves, to the house.
â€œOnce I was certain that no one was hurt in the attack, my next thought was to help the innocent civilian whose home was damaged,â€ said Capt. Brennan Speakes, a native of Fort Myer, Va.
The Soldiers partnered with Iraqi national police officers assigned to 3rd Bn., 4th Bde., 1st NP Div., and local Iraqi police officers to provide materials and labor in order to make the necessary repairs to the residence.
After the repair was complete, the homeowner, who asked not to be named, said he was very happy with the repairs and thanked everyone who was involved in the project.
Story by 1st Lt. Scott Lewis