425th Regimental Association

The regimental home of Company F (RANGER) 425th Infantry

Pictures from Co F Deployment

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I’ve been delinquent in posting all of the pictures sent from Co F while they are deployed to operation Iraqi Freedom but here is an update.

Hello everyone

We hope things are going well back home for you. This morning was probably the coolest we have seen the temperature since being here. It still felt a little cool at 9am. All the men are still keeping busy and doing very well. Below are some more pictures. There are some of us out in the villages where there is a never ending supply of kids! As soon as the trucks stop they come running. They all know how to say the things they want in english! “Football”(soccer ball), “pencil”, “chocolate”, and “you give me”. If any of you want to send things for the kids we’ll make sure it gets out to them.

1SG Merkel

SPC Spencer is now SGT SpencerSPC Spencer is now SGT Spencer

MSG Henry watching over the kids

MSG Henry watching over the kids

Some kids like having their pictures taken

Some kids like having their pictures taken

Interpreter handing out treats

Interpreter handing out treats

Hello everyone

Time is ticking by and some days it’s hard to believe we’re closing in on the halfway point.

The men are doing a great job and are impressing those around them with their professionalism and can-do attitude. Weather here has turned to rain the last few days. Our compound has a lake in the middle of it that the guys are joking about putting fish in and buying some fishing poles! After the rain we received about a month ago we were spoiled with beautiful sunny days up until now. Many of us to include myself have been waking up to water in our CHUs because of leaky roofs. KBR has busy trying to fix all the leaks by re-sealing roofs. Our leave program is still on schedule and the men are enjoying their time at home with family and friends. I see them refreshed when they return and it’s good to see. Just a reminder to please be flexible because flights sometimes change and it’s very hard say exactly when they will get home. And, know that CPT Genz and I are doing everything we can to ensure everyone gets the opportunity to go.

This weekend most of the company was able to take a little break. We had a softball game and a cook out today.

Take care everyone and I hope you enjoy the pictures.

SGM Bryan Merkel

SFC Bommersbach giving radio class to 1ST Plt radio operators

SFC Bommersbach giving radio class to 1ST Plt radio operators

Co F Softball Game on 1 Nov

Co F Softball Game on 1 Nov

Co F Cookout (2d Plt manning the Grill)

Co F Cookout (2d Plt manning the Grill)

Company F Mailing Address

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Hey Rangers!

If you want to get a penpal with the unit while they are deployed, you can send them mail and CARE packages at:

Rank, Full Name
F / 425th IN, 504th BFSB
COS SYKES
APO AE 09351

An address was given out to the men earlier that will still get the mail here if anything has been sent using it.  The only thing missing off of the first address we got was the “504th BFSB”

By the way – BFSB stands for “Battlefield Survellance Brigade”