1-185th Soldiers Return from Baghdad
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – More than 100 Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 185th Infantry Regiment, Charlie Company will return Thursday to the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos after a seven-month tour in Baghdad, Iraq.
A welcome-home ceremony is planned for 2:30 p.m. at the Los Alamitos Army Airfield, 11200 Lexington Drive, located at the corner of Katella and Lexington streets.
During their deployment, the Soldiers fulfilled detainee-escort duties around Camp Slayer for the Central Criminal Court of Iraq, located in downtown Baghdad. In addition, the Soldiers conducted personnel security detachment missions, during which they escorted judges and high-level military officers throughout the city and took responsibility for juvenile detainees at the House of Wisdom.
Eight Soldiers received the Bronze Star Medal for their performance during the deployment, and more than 60 Soldiers received the Army Commendation Medal. Each of the Charlie Company Soldiers also received the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” device for their mobilization efforts. The company also received the Global War on Terrorism and the Iraqi Campaign streamers to add to their unit colors.
For more information contact Heather Hagan at 562-795-2017.