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Sunday, March 12, 2006

more terrible loss

This is NOT a photo I's a region I haven't yet seen with my own eyes. These were taken by Sgt John Lindsay, a Marine combat correspondent in Kunar, during a recent operation there. I'm posting it now because today we lost four soldiers in an IED attack in that very region.

I can't speak for everyone, but I feel mostly anger and frustration, as well as helplessness. All you want is to get in the fight or at least hear that we've got the extremists who did it, and yet all you can do is wait for more information to do your job, your piece of the command response to a tragedy like this. I can't reveal more, but at least we are operating intensively in the region to break up the system of cells that make life tragic and miserable for their fellow Afghans as well as those that are trying to help them.

Please keep these brave soldiers in your thoughts and prayers. Thanks.


Blogger kbug said...

I read about this a couple hours ago on the Internet. My heart sank, just as it does every time I hear about another one of our guys being killed. All of you are in my thoughts constantly and in my prayers.

March 12, 2006 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger Major John said...

Wire reports say we got 11 guys who set it all up. I hope that is right. Stay Safe.

March 13, 2006 at 7:02 PM  
Anonymous Liz said...

Hang in there... can feel those "helpless" feelings way over here, too.
Keeping yourself, et al, in forethought.

March 13, 2006 at 8:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just found you on

Thanks for your service. Keep on taking the fight to the enemy. You are doing a great job!

God bless you all.

March 14, 2006 at 6:39 AM  
Blogger proud fan said...

God bless you for your courage and service. I just found your blog for the first time and I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to you and all who are with you. There are millions of us back here in the US who pray for you every day and who support your efforts. THANK YOU. You all rock!

March 19, 2006 at 6:54 AM  

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