FT. BRAGG, N.C. — An Army dog handler convicted of abusing detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq has returned to the country with his military police unit, a spokesman said Thursday.
Spc. Santos A. Cardona boarded a plane Monday at Pope Air Force Base, which is adjacent to Ft. Bragg, for the trip to Iraq.
Cardona is assigned to the 23rd Military Police Company, said Maj. James Crabtree, a spokesman for the 18th Airborne Corps, headquartered at Ft. Bragg.
Crabtree said it wasn't known exactly what Cardona's job would be. The unit will focus on law enforcement, detainee operations and route security and, to a lesser extent, training Iraqi police.