Time to Tell the Untold Story of Operation Iraqi Freedom

McNeill, Sheila M.
September 2004
Sea Power;Sep2004, Vol. 47 Issue 9, p3
This article traces out the facts behind the Operation Iraqi Freedom. The highlights of this untold story are not found in statistics, but in the new light shining from the eyes of the many Iraqis enjoying the first days of their lives with clean water, regular health care and the glistening hope of a better future for themselves and their children. Coast Guard Lt, j.g, Susan Diekman saw that hght as she and other members of Port Security Unit 311 distributed medical supplies and school equipment in the port city of Umm Qasr. When the history of Operation Iraqi Freedom is written, this untold story finally will receive the prominence it deserves. In Iraq, sea services men and women are earning their place in history because of their humanity and compassion for others.


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