U.S. Soldiers Visit Saint Elijah's Monastery

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army soldiers tour Saint Elijah's Monastery on Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 23, 2009. Saint Elijah's, a complex of buildings dating back to the 6th century, is the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. JoAnn S. Makinano
  • U.S. Army Capt. Rick Brunson, chaplain, left, gives soldiers a tour of Saint Elijah's Monastery on Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 23, 2009. Brunson is assigned to the 215th Brigade Support Battalion. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. JoAnn S. Makinano
  • U.S. Army soldiers tour Saint Elijah's Monastery on Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 23, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. JoAnn S. Makinano
  • U.S. Army Capt. Rick Brunson, chaplain, right, shows soldiers what once was a well at the Saint Elijah's Monastery on Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 21, 2009. Brunson is assigned to the 215th Brigade Support Battalion. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. JoAnn S. Makinano
  • U.S. Army Capt. Rick Brunson, chaplain, right, explains the history of Saint Elijah's Monastery to Capt. Eric Maia during a tour of the site on Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 23, 2009. Maia is assigned to the 1st Division Military Transition Team's 1st Battalion, 12th Brigade. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. JoAnn S. Makinano
  • U.S. Army soldiers tour Saint Elijah's Monastery on Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 23, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. JoAnn S. Makinano
  • U.S. Army soldiers tour Saint Elijah's Monastery on Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 23, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. JoAnn S. Makinano
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Loren Werner takes a snapshot during a tour of Saint Elijah's Monastery on Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 23, 2009. Werner is assigned to the 1st Division Military Transition Team's 1st Battalion, 12th Brigade. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. JoAnn S. Makinano
  • U.S. Army Capt. Rick Brunson, chaplain, right, gives a tour while Capt. Alejandro Gentry and Staff Sgt. Christopher Roebuck take snapshots of Saint Elijah's Monastery on Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 23, 2009. Gentry and Roebuck are assigned to the 1st Division Military Transition Team's 1st Battalion, 12th Brigade. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. JoAnn S. Makinano
  • U.S. Army Capt. Rick Brunson, chaplain, left, shows the inside of an ancient chapel in Saint Elijah's Monastery to soldiers on Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 23, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. JoAnn S. Makinano