Iraq: Days Before The Drawdown: iraq_31

Seaman Chris Welch, 27, pumps up soccer balls which will later be given while the Navy's Riverines are out on patrol in Iraq. The unit routinely gives out soccer balls as part of the {quote}hearts and minds{quote} campaign. As the war winds down, soliders spend more time with such transitional acts. Welch is from Norfolk and is part of the Navy's Riverine Squadron One.

Seaman Chris Welch, 27, pumps up soccer balls which will later be given while the Navy's Riverines are out on patrol in Iraq. The unit routinely gives out soccer balls as part of the "hearts and minds" campaign. As the war winds down, soliders spend more time with such transitional acts. Welch is from Norfolk and is part of the Navy's Riverine Squadron One.