US Army Corps of Engineers in Iraq

Wednesday, November 17th 2004, 2:58 pm
By: News On 6

Military men and women aren't the only Americans serving in Iraq.

Nearly 60 members of Tulsa's Corps of Engineers have helped rebuild the war-torn country. A handful of Tulsans are still there right now, serving in "Operation RIO", which stands for "Restoring Iraqi Oil."

They initially helped put out oilfield fires and restore the petroleum industry. Engineers and construction experts also helped build a number of highways, hospitals and schools.

The Corps of Engineers put a DVD together so the folks in Tulsa could actually see what they're doing in Iraq. You can check out the video at