First U.S. Troops Leave Iraq In Surge Drawdown

September 29th, 2007 Posted By Pat Dollard.

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13th MEU on exercise

Agencies:

The first US military unit scheduled to withdraw from Iraq under President George W. Bush’s plan to cut troop levels has left the war zone.

the president approved a plan from his top commander in Iraq to gradually reduce the US force by 20,000 to 30,000 by mid-2008.

Bush said improved security made the cuts possible.

Captain Pamela Marshall, a military spokeswoman in Washington, said the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, a group of 2,200 Marines who were stationed in western Anbar province, had boarded a naval vessel and begun the trip home.

A brigade combat team, which normally includes about 4,000 troops, is expected to leave Iraq in mid-December followed by four other brigade combat teams and two Marine battalions.

The US force now totals about 165,000 in Iraq.


12 Responses

  1. Mike F

    A job well done! God bless them all!

  2. Ranger

    Job well done boys. :beer: :beer:

  3. Jim

    Welcome home Fighting 13th :beer: :beer: :beer:

  4. Kurt(the infidel)

    Welcome home to the heroes! job well done boys :beer:

  5. Dan2

    :mrgreen: :cool: :mrgreen:

    Peace!
    Dan2

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  7. Irish Gal

    Couldn’t be prouder :beer: :beer:

  8. Dan(The Infidel)

    Hoo-ah

  9. CJWarner

    I must have missed the Democrat-backed legislation that made this drawdown possible. Oh, there wasn’t any.

  10. Sandy K.

    It is always great to see our own come home after a job well done!
    They are all heroes and have our respect and thanks for their service. :cool: Cheers for the fighting 13th!

  11. LftBhndAgn

    WELCOME HOME! :beer:

  12. Clyde Conneer

    Well done, get some rest. We love our warriors. OohRAH!

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