s they ran across the street, Specialist Pitcher fell in a deep hole and head-planted into the ground. Sergeant Lawrence, the Alpha team leader who was leading the way, came back into the street, grabbed Wally, and pulled him along — all this while under fire. It was now our turn. Sergeant Murillo gave us the count. “Ready on three, two …” We started running.
Seven hours later: As I lie in my bed with my knees pounding and my back screaming for aspirins, I take a glance at the swimsuit calendar hanging crooked on the dirty white wall, as if I put it up and scurried out of the door for another delightful day in the streets of Baghdad. The last date crossed out in black pen is Sept. 21. I instinctively curl myself into the fetal position on the bed; I look at my watch to see the date, and it is Sept. 25. I then fall quickly into a coma, periodically dreaming about the events that had taken place over the past days.ater:
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As infantrymen, dealing with harsh conditions and learning to have mind over matter is an unspoken motto. The second day brought its difficulties, but as usual, we overcame the situations. The heat was unbearable; we all walked around with the sweat just flowing out of us as if we were a walking Niagara Falls.
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In Iraq, the time and date seemed to disappear. The only time I am worried about it is when I need to be ready for a mission or when I’ve been sitting in the Stryker for an extended period, and I need to get out and stretch my legs.
On this February 14, 1968 The 3rd Brigade 82nd Airborne deployed to Vietnam from Ft. Bragg N.C. 282 Paratroopers gave the ultimate sacrifice for their fellow troopers, family and the Country they fought for, America! […]