Anniversary of the Fall of Baghdad

One year ago, the eyes of the world were on the Third Infantry Division in Iraq. Troops reached a milestone in Operation Iraqi Freedom when they entered Baghdad a year ago today. Members of the Third Infantry quickly advanced through southern Iraq to enter the city and eventually take it and Saddam International Airport.

The division earned the nickname the Tip of the Spear.

"To watch the Third ID and what they did was just amazing," said Rep. Max Burns (R-GA Dist. 12), in Statesboro today talking to business leaders about improvements to the economy. "To come from Kuwait straight up and into Baghdad was impressive and we're proud and pleased with Thirrd ID's performance a year ago today."

Reported by: Dal Cannady, dcannady@wtoc.com