Sunday, June 26, 2022

10-year Reunion Celebrations for “Triple Deuce” Ramadi Deployment

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Reunion celebrations are scheduled to occur June 25 in Cedar City for the members of the 2nd Battalion, 222nd Field Artillery, who deployed to Ramadi, Iraq, ten years ago.

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The reunion events will include:

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9 a.m. – Fun run at the SUU Football Stadium

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3 p.m. – Wreath-laying ceremony at the Veteran’s Park

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6 p.m. – Family BBQ and slide show at SUU Football Practice Field

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Approximately 500 service members from the 2nd Battalion, 222nd Field Artillery, affectionately known as the “Triple Deuce,” deployed in January 2005 for 18 months.  The unit completed required pre-mobilization training and certifications at Camp Shelby, Miss., and moved onward to Ramadi, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, in June where they were assigned to the 2-28th Brigade Combat Team of the Pennsylvania National Guard in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.    

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The Triple Deuce fulfilled three primary missions in Iraq: Conduct field artillery fires to disrupt insurgent operations and provide covering fires for friendly forces; defend forward-operating bases; and provide route and local community security.  In addition, the 2-222nd was also involved in the recruiting and training of Iraqi military and police forces.

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The unit redeployed to home station in June 2006 with successful completion of their mission and enjoyed home-coming celebrations in St. George, Cedar City, Beaver, and Richfield.

Chris Baird
Chris Bairdhttp://www.servedaily.com
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.
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