ON POINT II: Transition to the New Campaign

The United States Army in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM May 2003-January 2005

Chapter 1
Overview of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM: May 2003 to January 2005


Figure 18. Colonel Richard Dillon, USA, Head of USA Mortuary Affairs, and Colonel Dennis Ployer, USAF, Commander, 447th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG), secure a UN flag over the transfer case of UN Chief Ambassador to Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello, prior to a memorial service at the Baghdad International Airport.  Sergio Vieira de Mellon was a victim of a homicide truck bombing at the United Nations Office of Humanitarian Coordinator in Baghdad, Iraq.

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