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Sad News From Iraq - The Fighting 69th
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Al Nofi and Jim Dunnigan have had a long time association with the "Fighting 69th". Our prayers are with them and their families.
Wednesday 1 December 2004
It is with the
deepest regret that we inform you that 2 Soldiers of A
Company of the 69th
Infantry were killed in a roadside bombing near
Baghdad this past Monday. In
addition 3 were wounded, 1 severely. The
Platoon was performing convoy
security when they were ambushed by a car
bomb. These are the first soldiers
of New York's "Fighting 69th"
to die in combat since Okinowa in
SGT Christian Engledrum and PFC Urbina are KIA. SPC Danial Swift
SGT Felix Vargas are in hospital in Landstuhl Germany. SPC
Cornier is in the Green Zone in ICU with a bad head injury.
Engledrum was a Gulf War Veteran. He leaves behind two young sons;
wife Sharon is four months pregnant. Chris Engledrum was also a
Firefighter. For the full story go to NY Post which has
Engledrum's picture on the front page -
Funeral details are not yet available, however,
Mayor Mike Bloomberg
has ordered full NYFD honors and Governor George Pataki
will be present
among many dignitaries.
Please remember these Patriots
and their families in your prayers.