25 August 2007

Sen. Lamar Alexander, second from right, of Tennessee, and COL Paul E. Funk II, right, commander, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, listen through an interpreter as a local tribal sheik explains on-going reconciliation efforts within his area during a visit to an outpost near Taji, Iraq. Along with speaking to tribal sheiks, Alexander and three other senators, who represent the states of Tennessee, Ohio and Louisiana, also met and dined with 1st BCT Soldiers from their states. During their meal, the senators chatted with their constituents about deployment issues and the war in Iraq.
Pic: SGT Raymond Kokel


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