Monday, February 21, 2005


(c) Roger Leo

Soldiers from 1-8 Cav and the 3rd Infantry Division rest for a moment after a long day of searching houses, farm fields, date palm groves and reeds. From left, Pvt. Eric T. Cobb, 27, of Salina, Kansas, 1-8 Cav.; Sgt. Corey J. Coffelt, 24, of Jackson, Mich., with 3rd ID; Sgt. Jason L. Cook, 22, of Inverness, Fla., 3rd ID; Sgt. Thomas J. Rollins, 22, of Pottsboro, Texas, 1-8 Cav.; Sgt. Thomas L. Mentes, 35, of Fort Stewart, Ga., 3rd ID; and Spc. Jairo Melgar, 31, of the Bronx, 1-8 Cav. Besides looking for weapons, the Scouts of 1-8 Cav. were teaching the 3rd Infantry soldiers about the area, which 3rd ID is taking over as the Cav's year-long deployment comes to an end.

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