Skip to comments.The Longest Morning
Posted on 11/02/2007 12:49:48 AM PDT by gwbiny2k
The Longest Morning By Jeff Emanuel Published 11/1/2007 12:08:23 AM This article is the cover story of The American Spectator's new, November 2007 issue. To subscribe to our monthly print edition, click here. Samarra, Iraq 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. On this morning, that mission was to establish a defensive perimeter around a block in central Samarra, so that Charlie Company's 3rd ("Blue") Platoon, led by Lieutenant Scott Young, could search a shop where it had information that Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were being manufactured.
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The title you created was not the title at the source and had to be changed.
We’re trying to reduce the number of duplicate threads. Just use the original published title.
Must read about a firefight in Iraq.
Ping to courage, freedom and brothers- in- arms
Defeat of al Qaeda's maximum effort to embarrass American arms timed to coincide with General Petraeus' testimony before Congress.
Great story. Thanks for posting
The RAT Party should be outlawed and banned. They are worse than the American Communist Party.
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