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1st Battalion, 14th Infantry: Iraq

...Golden Dragons...


The 1/14th deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in January, 2004 where they served in the cities of Kirkuk, Tuz, An Najaf, Samarra, Tal Afar and Mosul, returning in February, 2005.  The battalion received the Valorous Unit Award and Meritorious Unit Commendation for its service.

The battalion redeployed to Iraq in December, 2007, returning in March 2009.

In July, 2010, the battalion deployed a third time with the 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 25th Infantry Division as part of the final stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom.


Check out this site, done by a Veteran whose son, Specialist Stephen LoPinto, served 13 months in Iraq
with the 1st/14th.  A great site, full of info on/pictures of the Golden Dragons.
(And while there, wander off into the blogs.  Thoughtful, witty and interesting...)