Citizens in Sadiq, a village southeast of Baghdad made up entirely of displaced citizens, wait in line to receive medical attention from medics from Battery A, 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery, Jan. 23. The Soldiers were able to treat 125 people during the course of the operation.By Spc. Ben Hutto,
3rd HBCT Public Affairs
FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq – Soldiers assigned to Battery A, 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery, assisted by Concerned Local Citizens from Sabbah Nissan, provided medical assistance to 125 people in Sadiq, a village southeast of Baghdad, Jan. 23.
The village consists entirely of displaced citizens from Diyala Province.
“The medical operation provided much needed essential medical care for the citizens of Sadiq,” said 1st Lt. Eddie Wright, from Sanford, Fla., the medical officer for 1-10 FA.
Battery A has been working with the Sabbah Nissan council to provide water, food, school supplies and medical assistance to 11 villages near FOB Hammer.
“It feels really good helping the Iraqis,” said Spc. Brandon Stoval, from Oklahoma City, Okla.
The 1-10 FA Regt. is assigned to the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, from Fort Benning, Ga., and have been deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom since March 2007.