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2nd Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division: Operation Iraqi Freedom


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Operation Iraqi Freedom

1st Battalion 107th Cavalry Regiment

2nd Squadron 107th Cavalry

1st Battalion 107th Field Artillery

2nd Battalion 103rd Armor

1st Battalion 103rd Armor

In June 2004, the 1st Battalion, 103rd Armor was activated at Fort Bliss, Texas and deployed to Iraq in November in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. This marked the first deployment of a 28th ID combat battalion to a war zone since World War II. The battalion, now designated as a Task Force Task Force DRAGOON, was stationed at Forward Operating Base Summerall, near Bayji. Attached initially to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, and then the 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, the 800 man TF 1–103rd Armor, commanded by LTC Philip J. Logan, engaged in combat operations for 12 months before redeploying to the United States in November 2005. Thirteen soldiers from TF Dragoon were killed in action during combat operations in Salah Ad Din Province, a heavily Sunni Muslim area in the north part of the "Sunni Triangle".

2nd Brigade Combat Team

2/28 BCT operations resulted in: 1 Millions of dollars of humanitarian assistance projects were completed 2Over 3,000 insurgents and terrorists detained or killed 3Successful referendum election in October 2005 and successful general election in December 2005 4 Approximately 5,000 Iraqi soldiers trained and integrated into all operations, including transitioning area of operations to Iraqi brigades and battalions. 5Hundreds of tons of explosives, ammunition, and weapons seized from insurgent caches 6 over 1,000 young men of Ramadi recruited into the Iraqi Police 7 Coalition force and Iraqi Army outposts established and areas controlled that had formerly been insurgent strongholds 8 Over 1,100 roadside bombs discovered before they could be used against civilians, Iraqi government officials, or coalition forces and Iraqi soldiers.

2nd Brigade – OIF Composition

56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team

56th Stryker Brigade – OIF Composition
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 56th Brigade Combat Team Stryker
  • 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment
  • 1st Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment
  • 2d Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment
  • 1st Battalion, 108th Field Artillery Regiment
  • Battery B, 1st Battalion, 109th Filed Artillery Regiment
  • 328th Brigade Support Battalion
  • 2d Squadron RSTA, 104th Cavalry Regiment
  • 856th Engineer Company
  • 656th Signal Company
  • 556th Military Intelligence Company
  • Company D Anti Tank, 112th Infantry Regiment

Combat Aviation Brigade


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