FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq - Staff Sgt. Herbert Smitley, mechanized infantry platoon sergeant, assigned to Company C, 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, checks an identification card of an Iraqi citizen during a late night patrol Oct. 28 in the Risalah community of southern Baghdad. Smitley, a native of Waynesburgh, Pa., deployed to Baghdad three times since the start of the war, and said the conditions on the ground now are the best yet. Smitley and the Soldiers of the 4th Bn., 64th Armor Regt., Tuskers, are attached to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division ñ Baghdad, and nearing the end of a 15-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Tuskers are part of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, from Fort Stewart, Ga. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent Williams, 1st BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div., MND-B)
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