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The Band of Brothers (and Their Mothers)
American Spectator ^ | 5-11-06 | Michael Fumento

Posted on 05/10/2006 10:02:52 PM PDT by smoothsailing

Since returning from my embed in the wild west Iraqi city of Ramadi at the end of April, I've gotten some wonderful e-mails from relatives of the troops, some of which I'd like to share.

First some background. Despite the constant flow of news out of Baghdad, which to many reporters is where Iraq begins and ends, terrorist-infested Ramadi is probably block-for-block the meanest place in country. Asked where in the city I wanted to be embedded I told the military "The redder, the better" ("Red" means hostile). So they packed me off to Camp Corregidor with the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division -- the "Band of Brothers" made famous by author Stephen Ambrose and HBO.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: fumento

1 posted on 05/10/2006 10:02:54 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

bump. A shame there is so little interest - even on FR.


2 posted on 05/10/2006 10:20:28 PM PDT by pacpam (action=consequence applies in all cases)
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To: smoothsailing

BTTT.


3 posted on 05/10/2006 10:31:41 PM PDT by HiJinx (Remember the Maine! Remember the Alamo! Remember Herndon!)
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To: smoothsailing

where is the link to his original report


4 posted on 05/10/2006 10:35:53 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: smoothsailing

Good stuff, thanks for posting. I have been looking for bloggers like this guy since Micheal Yon left Iraq.


5 posted on 05/11/2006 5:32:09 AM PDT by msg-84
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To: Mount Athos

http://www.fumento.com/weblog/


6 posted on 05/11/2006 5:34:08 AM PDT by msg-84
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To: pacpam; All

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Thar's lots of interest in them thar Freepers.


For...


..'WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE ..& YOUNG'..

http://www.WeWereSoldiers.com

http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_collection.htm

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7 posted on 05/13/2006 5:59:13 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: smoothsailing

I enjoyed reading Mike's site very much. The pictures are great, and I am glad that he is back home safely.


8 posted on 05/14/2006 6:38:31 AM PDT by ishabibble
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To: smoothsailing

bttt


9 posted on 05/14/2006 10:04:32 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Wear Red on Fridays to support the troops!!)
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