I'm very proud of my brother, Corey Thomas. He's a Georgetown graduate who is now serving his country as a 2nd Lieutenant Platoon leader for the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team. He is currently stationed in Iraq as leader of the 2nd Platoon, B Troop.
He's been working in a city that Time magazine once dubbed "the most dangerous city in Iraq." As troops pull out of the country, Corey and other soldiers have been assigned the important task of protecting passing conveys on their way out of the country. The groups look for IEDs and signs of enemy activity while working as a deterrent to enemies who might look to harm the passing convoys.
Today and yesterday, two articles were published that quoted Corey. I've included links to both below so you can see what he's been up to.
The Fayetville Observer: http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2011/11/16/1137503?sac=Local
Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System: http://www.dvidshub.net/news/79635/mixing-efforts-mixing-bowl#.TsQZQD0k67u
The office of public affairs for the 2nd Brigade Combat team of the 82nd Airborne Division has a website where you can read more news, look at photos and even watch videos: http://www.dvidshub.net/units/2BCT-82ABN#.TsQYaj0k67u