U.S. troops in Iraq celebrate birthdays with parties, even as battles rage.
On Saturday, festivities offered a bit of a break for some soldiers of the 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division.
With cake, coffee, tunes from the 1st AD’s band and a motivational message from Gen. George S. Patton Jr. (well, a snippet from the movie “Patton” with George C. Scott), the troops marked the Army’s 228th birthday — this time in the lap of luxury.
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Tuesday, June 17, 2003
THIS MIGHT GIVE YOU A SENSE of how important traditions are in the Army. Our guys take time to celebrate the Army's birthday in the midst of all the other things that need doing.