2nd BCT Commander Says Iraq Troop Surge Saved Lives
Colonel David Miller, commander of the 2nd BCT in Iraq, says that the squad's current tour of duty is significantly safer than the previous.
"The safety condition is markedly better," Miller says. "When this brigade deployed last, returning home in 2007, the 15 months included the (troop) surge, we lost 54 great Americans. We have not lost any to date due to combat injuries."
2nd BCT soldiers are stationed in a large area of Eastern Baghdad, as well as a large rural area 60 miles west of Baghdad.
Their mission continues to be securing local population, combating enemies and helping economic conditions and development.
Look for more from Colonel Miller's interview with Jeff Cole this week, with the full interview on Friday's morning show.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015, Watertown, NY