1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment
hit the streets in Mamum
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Soldiers from A Company, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor
Regiment, conducted a routine presence patrol and checked up on public
works in Mamum, a northeastern section of Baghdad on March 23.
Mamum is a part of Kamiliya, an area which has been the focus of
much-needed coalition sewage projects and humanitarian assistance.
"We're here to show our presence, which can disrupt enemy activity,
and to make sure the trash is getting picked up and the sewage lift
station is operational," said 1st Lt. Walter Pridgen, A Co., 1-64,
platoon leader. "When we walk around the neighborhood, it gives us a
chance to speak with residents in person, so we can find out from them
what the problems in town are."
After speaking with the operator of Mamum's sewage lift station,
Pridgen found the station to be functioning well.
Mamum, a predominantly Shia area, is considered friendly toward
coalition forces. A Neighborhood Advisory Council serves as the
official liaison between 1-64 and residents.
Pridgen, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., said the residents he spoke with
feel the NAC represents them well and addresses their concerns.
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