The New York Times’ Baghdad Bureau blog has a piece about a clearing barrel at FOB Prosperity in Baghdad’s International Zone painted like a pig with the phrase “Shoot ‘Em in the Face” painted on it.
Why, it sounds like the Gray Lady made a stop with the 81st Brigade Combat Team’s own Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 303rd Cavalry Regiment. 1st Sgt. Terrence DeFever told me a couple of months ago that they grabbed one of the clearing barrels during premobilization training at Fort McCoy, Wis., painted it pink, added some flair and brought it to Iraq with them.
Bravo Troop provides security for the U.S. State Department. Like the rest of the brigade, it is expected to return home this summer. Until then, the joes will keep clearing their M-4s in the snout of a metal pig.