Sunday, January 6, 2008

Troop deployment photos iconic

Times photographer Douglas Collier captured memorable and classic images from the Louisiana Army National Guard’s 165th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion deployment. Many of the moments shared in his photo gallery speak volumes about the sacrifice and commitment of our neighbors and friends beginning their mission in Iraq.

Photo by Douglas Collier/The Times: Major James Allen of Bossier City, La. kisses his son goodbye while he and his fellow members of the Louisiana Army National Guard's 165th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion were deployed January 6, 2007 from the Combat Support Sustainment Battalion HQ in Bossier City to Mississippi for training.

This image is iconic like many we've seen in Life, Time or other news magazines' wartime coverage.

See the photo gallery of Saturday's farewell event in Bossier City.

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