Gripping article on the ambush of Marines in Samarra

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Gripping article on the ambush of Marines in Samarra

I think this is a 'must read' article for people interested in the military events in iraq. Its well written, despite lapsing into "boys own" style of reporting.

THE DAY OF AUGUST 26, 2007, began like any other for the soldiers of Charlie Company, 2-505 Parachute Infantry Regiment (from the 82nd Airborne Division) -- with a mission in the city.

Over a year into its deployment to Samarra, Iraq, and now working on the three-month extension announced by Secretary of Defense Gates in the spring, the company knew the city like the back of its collective hands and had its operational routine down to a science, whatever the mission it might be tasked with.

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By netchicken: posted on 3-11-2007








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