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By John Hendren and John Hendren,LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 2, 2004
BAGHDAD, Iraq - The U.S.-led occupation plans to shift control of this war-stricken city center to Iraqi forces soon and move most American troops to the capital's perimeter, military officials said yesterday. "Unless you give them a chance to practice their skills to go out there and face things on their own, then you never know what they can do," said Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, who was visiting Baghdad for the third time since the war began. "But clearly it's better for us if they are on the front lines, and it's better for them, and it's better for their country."
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 18, 2004
BAGHDAD, Iraq - The Army has filed murder charges against a 1st Armored Division soldier accused of killing the driver of a vehicle after a high-speed chase in south-central Iraq last month, the U.S. military announced yesterday. The incident was thought to be the first in which a U.S. soldier was charged with murder in Iraq. The soldier, a commissioned officer whose name and rank were not released, faces an Article 32 investigation, similar to a grand jury proceeding in civilian court.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | September 26, 2006
WASHINGTON -- In the latest sign of stress from growing violence in Iraq, the Pentagon said yesterday that it has extended the combat tour of 4,000 Army soldiers, the second time in as many months that an Army brigade has seen its year-long deployment lengthened. The 1st Brigade of the 1st Armored Division, which is assigned to Ramadi, the capital of volatile Anbar province, will remain in Iraq an additional 46 days, defense officials said. Originally scheduled to leave Iraq in January, the brigade will now return to its home base in Germany in late February.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,sun reporter | March 15, 2007
The Army has announced a coming leadership change at a key weapons research center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, calling the shift a routine transfer of officers. Maj. Gen. Roger A. Nadeau, who took command of the Army Research, Development and Engineering Command in October 2004, soon after it was created, will leave to head a weapons testing center in Alexandria, Va. Maj. Gen. Fred D. Robinson Jr., commander of the 1st Armored Division, U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army in Germany, will replace Nadeau at the APG center, overseeing more than 17,000 military, civilian and contract jobs there and at 10 subordinate agencies throughout the country.
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By John Hendren and John Hendren,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 27, 2003
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Attacks against the American occupying force in Iraq escalated yesterday as two soldiers were killed and four were wounded in two separate ambushes on military convoys in one of the most violent days since the end of the war. Attackers fired rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms at an eight-vehicle supply convoy in what military officials described as an ambush at 6:15 a.m. near Hadithah, 120 miles northwest of...
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 16, 2003
WASHINGTON - Personal papers found with Saddam Hussein during his capture at a farmstead southeast of Tikrit have led to the arrests of two and possibly more senior officials of the toppled regime and provided information about cells of insurgents operating in Baghdad, military officers in Iraq and Pentagon officials said. The documents have convinced some U.S. military officers that the former Iraqi leader at least had some detailed information on the anti-American insurgency and might have been aiding its efforts.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | June 15, 2004
WASHINGTON - Sometime next year, the Army is expected to begin bringing home the 1st Armored Division, a 20,000-soldier unit based in Germany that is laden with Abrams tanks, armored vehicles and self-propelled 155 mm howitzers - all designed to repel a Soviet threat that no longer exists. In its place, the Army will probably position troops in smaller bases, perhaps in Eastern European countries, with highly mobile Stryker light-armored vehicles. The plan is part of a broad troop shift that reflects a rethinking of military strategy.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 7, 2003
BAGHDAD -- Three American soldiers were killed in about a 24-hour period yesterday and early today in Baghdad amid growing signs of guerrilla resistance to U.S. forces. The first death occurred about 12:35 p.m. yesterday when a U.S. soldier who was accompanying U.S. officials visiting Baghdad University was fatally shot by an unidentified gunman, witnesses and U.S. officials said. The next death occurred at 9:30 last night when a soldier from the 1st Armored Division was killed while chasing two Iraqi gunmen.
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January 2, 2007
Robert Joseph Winters Sr., a World War II veteran who worked in Baltimore's printing industry for more than 40 years, died of cancer Friday at Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 84. The longtime Perry Hall resident was born and raised in Baltimore and graduated from Polytechnic Institute in the 1940s. After high school, Mr. Winters worked in the china department of Hutzler's department store on Howard Street. In 1942, he enlisted in the Army and served in Africa and Europe with the 47th Medical Battalion of the 1st Armored Division.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 16, 2003
FALLUJAH, Iraq - U.S. troops pressed forward yesterday in a new campaign combining military raids against suspected loyalists to Saddam Hussein with high-visibility relief projects for Iraqi civilians. Commanders said they hoped the two-sided approach would help eradicate armed resistance against U.S. forces. Hours after soldiers carried out raids in Baghdad yesterday, military engineers set out to build soccer fields for children in the same neighborhood. But in a sign of continued resistance, several U.S. soldiers were wounded yesterday when their convoy was attacked about 50 miles north of Baghdad, near the city of Balad.
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