<lst>Do you know someone who should be featured in Military Notes? Graduations? Deployments? Fax a brief write-up to 703-917-0991. Or call Joy Allen at 703-917-6432.
Sgt. Robert Passut, son of Barbara and Robert Passut of Burke, has returned from a 10-month deployment in Iraq and Kuwait with the U.S. Army's 299th Engineer Company, participating in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 299th, a Multi-role Bridge Combat Engineer Company, fought with the 3rd Infantry Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom. They participated in battles at An Nasiriyah, An Najaf, Karbala, Baghdad, Mosul and Balad. The 299th built the first Assault Float Bridge and Medium Girder Bridge in combat over the Euphrates River. The bridges allowed the 3rd Infantry additional mobility in order to seize and secure Baghdad. The unit is based in Fort Belvoir. Sgt. Passut and his wife Jolene reside in Manassas. Sgt. Passut is a 1995 graduate of Lake Braddock Secondary School.