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The Unforeseeable

Posted by Michael Penney on

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"RAMADI, Iraq — A U.S. soldier and a Marine were among the dead Thursday after a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest at a crowded police recruiting drive here, killing at least 27 recruits and injuring 30 others, according to the commander of the U.S. Army’s 2-28 Brigade Combat Team.", while "The Associated Press reported 56 people had been killed and 60 injured, based on numbers provided by a doctor at Ramadi General Hospital." - Stars & Stripes

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Plans Change

Posted by Michael Penney on

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Have you ever had a great plan to go do something then it all changes to the crazy most chaotic event ever? That’s what happened when the bomb went off at the Glass Factory

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Preparing For A Mission

Posted by Michael Penney on

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Daylight conditions busiest time of the morning, 8 gun trucks storming the southern side of Ramadi loaded for bear. It was time to kill or capture the S.O.B. that bombed my friend.

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We Own The Night

Posted by Michael Penney on

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My gunner, Willy, laughed. He didn’t care. This was his 3rd tour. The other 2 he spent slaying enemy in the turret. This was no different. He just laughed, and enjoyed his chewing tobacco.

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Ready For Anything

Posted by Michael Penney on

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“There is a pressure switch running across the road and what looks like an IED: improvised explosive device on your side.” I replied and pointed to the pile of trash with what appeared to be a 155 mm artillery shell poking out.

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