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Letter from Fallujah
Discussion Board on this Respect item
I am here in Fallujah and well. I have been forward for the last 36
hours or so and am back now in our camp for a bit before heading back
out to the forward command post.
We are doing well...only 6 KIA and 68 WIA so far from our regiment.
7th Marines on our flank has taken some pretty good losses but we are
killing the enemy in droves. They are hiding in houses that are
heavily fortified and we just destroy the house with a tank shot or a
bomb or missile.
There is no negotiating or surrender for those guys. If we see the
position and positively ID them as bad guys, we strike. When they
run, we call it maneuver and we strike them too. Why? Yesterday the
muj attacked an ambulance carrying our wounded. The attackers were
hunted down and killed without quarter. These guys want to be
Don't hear a lot of this on the news huh? Fox News is doing a pretty
good job over here so stick with them for coverage. This is the only
way this place can ever be safe. And in the midst of all this we're
helping to restore power and protect and feed and evacuate the
ordinary citizens of Fallujah.....although most left the city as soon
as the muj moved in.
And today is the Marine Corps's 229th birthday. It is only fitting
that we are engaged in combat and serving our country today . The
beer, cake and steaks will flow once we're all done. As the
Regiment's S-4, it's one of my responsibilities to see that they get
just that. But for now it's chow and water and fuel and ammo.....lots
My thoughts are with all of you and thanks for keeping us in your
prayers.....I'm sure God is around here somewhere, above all of
this...keeping an eye on things and protecting the just and the
angels.....that's what our KIAs are referred to as.....but we all hope
he turns a blind eye on the muj and their false beliefs as we find them
and kill them. And I'm just here doing my job.
1st Marine Division Camp Fallujah, Iraq