FRIDAY FOTO (December 23, 2011)

December 23, 2011 at 7:06 pm Leave a comment

Going, Going, Gone

U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Lynette Hoke

A line of mine resistant vehicles known as MRAPS forms the last convoy of U.S. service members entering Kuwait from Iraq. The 1st Cavalry Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Greywolf, was the final unit to leave on Dec. 18.

Nearly 4,500 troops have been killed in Iraq since 2003. More than 30,000 more were wounded.

For the last several months, U.S. troops have worked to reposition what were then 50,000 service members and 2 million pieces of equipment remaining in Iraq, said Army Gen. Loyd J. Austin III, the last commander of U.S. Forces in Iraq.

To see more photos of the last convoy out of Iraq, click here.

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