Korean task force dons Marne combat patch

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Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Monica K. Smith 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon Friday, 16 July 2010 19:03

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Col. Don Galli (right), commander of the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon, shakes hands with Korean Lt. Col. Myong Ho Choi, commander of TF Taegeuk, during a combat patch ceremony here July 14.

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Soldiers from the Republic of Korea, Task Force Taegeuk, took part in a combat patch ceremony here July 14.

Members of the task force received the patch of the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Falcon, which is the unit TF Taegeuk is subordinate to.

U.S. Army Col. Don Galli, the TF Falcon commander from Haverton, Pa., spoke during the ceremony, explaining the history of the 3rd Infantry Division and the symbolism of the combat patch’s design.


“We are honored for you to wear our combat patch,” said Galli. “I am proud to have you here with us and look forward to working alongside you.”

TF Taegeuk’s presence in Afghanistan marks the first time an aviation unit from the Republic of Korea has operated outside of their country.

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Col. Don Galli (right), commander of the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon, places a 3rd Infantry Division combat patch on a Republic of Korea Army soldier from TF Taegeuk during a combat patch ceremony here July 14. BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Soldiers of Task Force Taegeuk of the Republic of Korea, and U.S. Army Soldiers with the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Falcon, shout “Rock of the Marne” while taking a photo after a combat patch ceremony here July 14. BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Col. Don Galli, commander of the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon, speaks to the soldiers of TF Taegeuk, Republic of Korea, after a combat patch ceremony here July 14.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 16 July 2010 21:17