Forward Operating Base Danger

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Forward Operating Base Danger
Tikrit, Iraq
Tikrit Palace.jpg
Saddam Hussein's presidential palace in Tikrit dominated the base.
Type Forward operating base
Site information
Controlled by United States military
Site history
In use 2003-2005
Battles/wars Iraq War
Garrison information
Garrison 1st Infantry Division (2003-Feb 2005)
42nd Infantry Division (Feb-Nov 2005)

Forward Operating Base Danger was a forward operating base operated by United States military forces in Tikrit, Iraq from the time of the occupation of Iraq in 2003 until November 2005 when it was handed over to the government of Iraq.

History[edit]

The base was centered on Saddam Hussein's presidential palace complex. Founded as Forward Operating Base Ironhorse the installation served as the headquarters garrison for the 4th Infantry Division from April 2003 until handover and redesignation under the 1st Infantry Division in May 2004. (FOB Iron Horse was renamed FOB Patriot and then renamed to FOB Loyalty, during OIF II and OIF III. Also the location was in East Baghdad. It started with 1st Cav/1st Brigade and 3RD ID came in Dec/January 2005.)FOB Danger was in the North. FOB Iron Horse was in East Baghdad, which housed the Prison. The United States Army's 1st Infantry Division and 42nd Infantry Division occupied the base at different times while in use by US forces. On 7 June 2005 Captain Phillip Esposito and 1st Lieutenant Louis Allen from the 42nd were killed at the base in what may have been the second incident of fragging among US forces during the Iraq War. [1] [2]

Current use[edit]

FOB Iron Horse was renamed FOB Patriot and then renamed to FOB Loyalty, during OIF II and OIF III. Also the location was in East Baghdad. It started with 1st Cav/1st Brigade and 3RD ID came in Dec/January 2005.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division (4 July 2004). "Task Force Danger, Press Release" (pdf). United States Army. Retrieved 23 February 2009. 
  2. ^ Stars and Stripes (22 November 2005). "FOB Danger handover to Iraqis is 'significant'". Stars and Stripes. Archived from the original on 24 July 2009. Retrieved 23 February 2009.