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A tough time in Afghanistan

Post by Scott Fontaine on Sep. 28, 2009 at 1:05 pm |
September 28, 2009 1:05 pm

The 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment of 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division has lost 10 soldiers since it deployed to Afghanistan in July.

Here’s how it compares with other battalions from Fort Lewis Stryker brigades that have deployed since 2003. All deployments, with the exception of 5th Brigade, have been to Iraq.

3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (2003-04): 20
1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment: 5
2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment: 4
1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment: 3
296th Brigade Support Battalion: 3
5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment: 3
334th Signal Company: 1
Headquarters company: 1

1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (2004-05): 35
1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment: 12
3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment: 8
2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment: 4
1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment: 5
73rd Engineer Company: 4
Headquarters company: 1
Air Force 5th Air Support Operations Squadron: 1

3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (2006-07): 49
5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment: 14
2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment: 13
1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment: 11
1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment: 7
1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment: 2
18th Engineer Company: 1
296th Brigade Support Battalion: 1

4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (2007-08): 37
2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment: 16
4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment: 7
1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment: 7
2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment: 3
2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment: 3
Headquarters company: 1

5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (2009-10): 16
1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment: 10
2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment: 3
4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment: 3

3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (2009-10): 2
5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment: 2

4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (2009-10): None

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