Training the Iraqis

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bauer instructs Iraqi army soldiers on the proper procedures for engaging a target in Najaf, Iraq, Feb. 11, 2006. Bauer is with Military Transition Team 812, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment. DoD photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Katrina Beeler, U.S. Navy. (Released)

Looks like Sgt. Bauer lent his vest to the Iraqi on his right.

UPDATE: Noticed this in Stars & Stripes: Iraqi troops ‘saved the day’ in attack that hurt ABC newsman Woodruff

“I had a bunch of jundis kicking ass and taking names,” [US First Sgt. John] McFarlane said, using the Iraqi word for “private.”

“I saw hatches being opened and soldiers pouring out and clearing flanks and returning fire in a disciplined manner,” Jason said. “We were getting shot at from four different directions and we were walking around — walking around — because the Iraqis had our backs. I thought we were looking at some show for congressmen. It was that perfect.”