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  • C.W. McCall - Convoy (Another June 6 memory)

    06/06/2016 8:17:36 AM PDT · by bigbob · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12-22-2010 | Convoy TM's channel
    "It was the dark of the moon on the 6th of June in a Kenworth pullin' logs..." Bill Fries aka CW McCall performs Convoy on the Mike Douglas Show (August 1976)
  • Iraq Official: Saddam Moved WMD to Syria

    01/26/2006 11:56:46 AM PST · by French_for_Bush · 138 replies · 9,408+ views
    <p>The former number two official in Saddam Hussein's Iraqi air force claims the former Iraqi dictator moved weapons of mass destruction from Iraq to Syria in the months preceding the current Iraq war.</p>
  • Regime running terror weapons factory in Sudan?

    07/01/2010 5:40:43 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 1 replies
    The Sudanese newspaper Rai al-Shaab (Opinion of the People), owned and controlled by Sudanese opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi, recently published an article that potentially provides new and important insight into Sudan's terrorist ties to Iran. The article alleges that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, is operating a secret weapons factory in Sudan to funnel weapons to Iran-sponsored terrorist organizations in Africa and the Middle East. Several Arab bloggers circulated the article last week. Today, these blogs are the only evidence that the article ever existed. Soon after it was published, Sudanese authorities shut down the...
  • Egyptian security forces shoot at Mexican tourist convoy, kill 12: statement

    09/13/2015 5:47:47 PM PDT · by windcliff · 34 replies ^ | 9-13-15 | Ahmed Mohamed Hassan and Ahmed Tolba
    Egypt's police and military killed 12 Egyptians and Mexicans and injured 10 when they accidentally shot at a Mexican tourist convoy whilst engaging militants in the country's western desert, the ministry of interior said on Monday. "A joint force from the police and military, whilst chasing terrorist elements in the oasis area of the western desert tonight, accidentally engaged four four-wheel drives belonging to a Mexican tourist group," the ministry said in a statement.
  • Convoy carrying slain Chattanooga Marines travels through Tri-Cities

    07/17/2015 9:07:05 AM PDT · by don-o · 14 replies
    WJHL-TV ^ | July 17, 2015
    SULLIVAN COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – A Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesperson confirmed Friday morning that troopers were part of a multiple vehicle escort Friday carrying the bodies of Marines killed in Thursday’s shooting in Chattanooga. THP Lt. Bill Miller said troopers were escorting the bodies of those killed up Interstate 81 to the Virginia state line, where Virginia State Police troopers were then set to take over the escort.
  • 100+ Truck Convoy in Virginia

    05/05/2015 11:07:11 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 49 replies
    Does anyone have any idea what this is all about? Some are suggesting it is for the Special Olympics which raised $30,000 - but 115 trucks has to be carrying much more than $30,000 worth of donations.
  • Iranian ship convoy moves toward Yemen, alarming US officials

    04/18/2015 10:03:27 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/18/2015 | Kristina Wong
    U.S. military officials are concerned that Iran's support for Houthi rebels in Yemen could spark a confrontation with Saudi Arabia and plunge the region into sectarian war. ADVERTISEMENT Iran is sending an armada of seven to nine ships — some with weapons — toward Yemen in a potential attempt to resupply the Shia Houthi rebels, according to two U.S. defense officials. Officials fear the move could lead to a showdown with the U.S. or other members of a Saudi-led coalition, which is enforcing a naval blockade of Yemen and is conducting its fourth week of airstrikes against the Houthis. Iran...
  • Operation Pedestal. The Crucial Malta Convoy of 1942

    03/05/2015 1:01:13 PM PST · by Vanders9 · 9 replies
    Channel 4 ^ | 02/23/14 | Alan Murgatroyd
    The story of one of the truly epic events in the history of naval warfare. The survival of Malta was the vital hinge upon which turned the whole Allied strategy in the Mediterranean Theatre of war. This film describes how a vital convoy was forced through to relieve the valiant island of Malta, despite appalling losses.
  • Document: Iraqi Dissident Talks About WMD Moved to Syria (Translation)

    07/25/2006 8:40:08 AM PDT · by jveritas · 146 replies · 13,940+ views
    <p>Document that was written sometimes after the Iraq war talks about an Iraqi decedent named “Abu Abdallah” who says that Iraqi WMD were moved to Syria before the war on the month of 10 Mouharam (Islamic calendar) i.e. March 10. The document was apparently reviewed by the Department of Defense as you the word D.O.D (in Latin letters) written on the side of the document.</p>
  • DoD Report: 50 Trucks Carried Iraqi WMD To Syria

    07/28/2006 1:42:19 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 110 replies · 9,131+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | July 28, 2006 | N/A
    The following is a translation of a newly posted Iraqi document done by an unofficial translator. The document, posted in Arabic, is from a Department Of Defense program. It is dated July 13 -- probably 2003.In it an Iraqi opposition source (a Kurd) working in Syria reports on the movement of Iraqi trucks to Syria before the start of the US invasion of Iraq. It is his understanding that the trucks contained proscribed weapons of mass destruction.EnlargeEnlargeHere is one page from the pdf file showing the original document in Arabic:Enlarge
  • Part of humanitarian convoy returns back to Russia - media

    08/23/2014 5:01:23 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 12:06 23.08.2014 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, August 23 /Ukrinform/. Russian humanitarian convoy is unloaded in Donbas, and a part of already unloaded trucks returns to the Russian Federation. The TSN informs. "Ukrainian customs workers managed to check and make customs clearance of only 34 trucks of the Russian humanitarian convoy. The rest of over 200 trucks crossed by border absolutely illegally... According to the Ukrainian customs workers, a part of trucks has already headed back. What does this mean, where did they unload, what did they leave on the territory of Ukraine - now there are more questions than answers,” a statement reads.
  • Ukraine Says Russia Violated Its Border (Aid Convoy Arrives Lugansk Without Permission)

    08/22/2014 9:30:44 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8-22-2014 | Anton Troianovski in Kiev, and
    -Kiev Says Crossing of Russian Trucks Without Red Cross Violates Agreement Ukraine charged Russia with violating its borders by driving dozens of trucks into the rebel-held east of the country on Friday, a sharp escalation in tensions after an extended standoff over a large convoy believed to be carrying humanitarian aid that Moscow dispatched last week. Russia's foreign ministry said it sent in the trucks unilaterally because Kiev was deliberately halting the delivery. But Ukrainian officials said trucks had entered Ukraine without being accompanied by the International Committee of the Red Cross, violating a previous agreement. They charged that Russian...
  • Ukraine border guards inspect Russian aid convoy

    08/15/2014 2:15:23 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 August 2014 Last updated at 05:01 ET | Steve Rosenberg
    The BBC's Steve Rosenberg says he witnessed Russian light tanks heading toward the Ukrainian border Ukraine says its border guards are inspecting a controversial Russian aid convoy parked at the frontier.
  • Ukraine crisis: Russian tanks head toward border

    08/15/2014 2:11:23 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 August 2014 Last updated at 09:32 BST | Steven Rosenberg
    A Russian aid convoy is still parked just outside Ukraine, and it is unclear if it intends to cross the border. VIDEO
  • 1 Million Truckers to Protest Obama by Shutting America Down for 3 Days in October

    09/19/2013 8:14:15 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 9/19/13 | Suzanne Hamner
    As someone whose family operates a trucking company, there was no surprise when the announcement to organize a one million trucker march in October appeared online at and on a Facebook page. According to There is a Facebook page called "Truckers to Shutdown America." This is one of the messages they posted: My fellow patriot this effort is to support the truckers in a major shut down of America ion [sic] a 3 day strike October 11th thru 13th. Obamacare will be in effect and most people will be ready to take action. No commerce on those days...
  • Report: Israel Bombs Another Syrian Weapons Convoy

    07/28/2013 12:02:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/7/13 | Gil Ronen
    Israeli air force jets bombed trucks carrying Syrian missiles bound for Hizbullah's warehouses in Lebanon, according to Syrian opposition sources. The sources, were cited Sunday by Voice of Israel radio's Arabic-language service, which was quoted by i24 News. The Friday night bombing reportedly targeted a Syrian military base near the town of Quneitra, not far from the Golan Heights cease-fire line. This was the fifth known Israeli attack this year on Syrian weapons bound for Hizbullah. Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad reportedly wants to send the weapons to Hizbullah for safekeeping, out of fears they will fall into the hands of...
  • The Islamic Republic of Sudan? (Does Iran Have a New Terrorist Weapons Factory in Sudan?)

    06/10/2010 5:42:39 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies · 238+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | JUNE 10, 2010 | JONATHAN SCHANZER
    A recent report in the Sudanese opposition media suggests that Iran may be operating a weapons factory near Khartoum. Have the two countries taken their military alliance to the next level? The Sudanese newspaper Rai al-Shaab (Opinion of the People), owned and controlled by Sudanese opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi, recently published an article that potentially provides new and important insight into Sudan's terrorist ties to Iran. The article alleges that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, is operating a secret weapons factory in Sudan to funnel weapons to Iran-sponsored terrorist organizations in Africa and the Middle...
  • Large Libyan military convoy arrives in Niger: source

    09/05/2011 11:49:48 PM PDT · by americanophile · 32 replies
    AFP via Google News ^ | September 6, 2011 | AFP
    AGADEZ, Niger — A large military convoy from Libya arrived in the northern Niger city of Agadez late Monday, a military source told AFP. "I saw an exceptionally large and rare convoy of several dozen vehicles enter Agadez from Arlit... and go towards Niamey," the source said, amid speculation that toppled leader Moamer Kadhafi may be in it. "There are persistent rumours that Kadhafi or one of his sons are travelling in the convoy," the source said. A journalist from a private radio station in Agadez said he saw "a convoy of several dozen vehicles crossing the city and heading...
  • US convoy attacked in Afghanistan

    05/14/2011 12:31:27 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 5 replies
    PressTV ^ | May 14th 2011 | Staff
    A bomb attack has struck a US military convoy in south eastern Afghanistan as Taliban militants intensify attacks against foreign forces in the volatile country. According to an Afghan security official, a huge explosion was heard after an explosives-laden vehicle hit the convoy in a district in Khost Province, a Press TV correspondent reported on Saturday. There has been no official report on possible fatalities or injuries. However, the Taliban say at least 10 American soldiers have been killed in the incident. More than 170 US-led foreign troops, most of them Americans, have been killed in Afghanistan so far this...
  • Ahmadinejad to Gaza convoy: Israel an insult to humanity

    12/13/2010 9:18:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/13/10 | staff
    Iranian president accuses world of giving Israeli leaders Nobel Prize while "real genocide" goes on in "Palestine"; Asian convoy heads to Strip. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Israel an "insult to humanity" in a speech to the participants of an Asian humanitarian convoy in Teheran on Monday, PressTV reported. In the speech, Ahmadinejad said that Israeli leaders are being awarded Nobel Peace Prizes while the "real genocide" is going on in the Palestinian territories, according to the report. He added that "the freedom and liberation of Palestine" is a "key issue" in the world today, asserting that if the international...
  • Leftists aim to break Gaza siege

    09/26/2010 4:29:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies
    YNET ^ | 09.26.10, 13:40 / Israel News | Aviel Magnezi
    SNIPPET: "A boat carrying human rights activists from Israel, Germany, the United States and Britain has reportedly set sail for Gaza Sunday, hoping to breach Israel's blockade there and deliver aid."
  • Report: IDF Attacks Targets in South, Central Gaza Strip

    08/17/2010 2:47:35 PM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies
    YNET ^ | 08.17.10, 23:45 / Israel News | Ali Waked
    NOTE: THIS IS THE NEW ISRAEL-RELATED THREAD Note The following news brief is a quote: Report: IDF attacks targets in south, central Gaza Strip Published: 08.17.10, 23:45 / Israel News Palestinians reported that the IDF had fired towards open ground in Khan Younis and attacked the smuggling tunnels in the south of the Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported. Two IDF soldiers were lightly wounded Tuesday morning from shells fired into the western Negev. (Ali Waked)
  • Planning The Next Wave

    08/17/2010 3:07:15 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 1+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE - For The Record - The IPT Blog ^ | by IPT News • Aug 17, 2010 at 12:56 pm | n/a
    NOTE: THIS IS THE NEW FLOTILLA/CONVOY/"HUMANITARIAN AID"/"HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS" THREAD. SNIPPET: "While the debate over mosque development in New York continues to dominate the news cycle, opposing sides in the Israeli blockade on Gaza are gearing up for a new round of confrontations that could take place as soon as next month. Although the list of items restricted from entering Gaza has been dramatically reduced, George Galloway, the ex-British MP who runs the group Viva Palestina, promises a new land convoy leaving from London, Casablanca and Doha September 18. Galloway has made it clear his mission has more to do...
  • Gunmen kill seven in attack on Nato convoy in Pakistan

    06/09/2010 3:11:06 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 13 replies · 58+ views
    BBC ^ | June 9th 2010 | Staff
    Gunmen have attacked a Nato convoy near the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, killing at least seven people and setting several vehicles on fire. The overnight assault took place 10km (six miles) outside the city - the closest such attack yet to the capital. Up to a dozen militants opened fire, setting 20 trucks alight and destroying millions of dollars of equipment. Meanwhile heavy fighting has taken place in the north-west between militants and the army. 'Indiscriminate firing' The Nato trucks were carrying supplies to alliance troops in Afghanistan. "The attack took place around 2335 local time (1835 GMT) and we are...
  • It's time to send a message to Washington D.C. ...Please forward this to all truckers ASAP!!

    03/18/2010 7:51:41 PM PDT · by adm5 · 190 replies · 4,753+ views
    me | 3-18-10 | adm5
    We've melted down Congress' phonebanks, we've written and sent emails and faxes, we've vented our frustrations at townhall meetings for a solid year, we've written our newspapers and blogged about it until we are blue in the face, and yet we've done all of this to no avail. The time for talking is almost over, but... There is still time for a peaceful, non-violent expression of AMERICAS ANGER AT THE SOCIALIST/DEMOCRAT LEADERS IN CONGRESS AND AT THAT ARROGANT BASTARD TEMPORARILY RESIDING AT 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVE. Here's what I propose:
  • Clearing the Way: Guard Unit Makes Afghan Roads Safer

    01/05/2010 3:21:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 178+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Jon E. Dougherty, USA
    NEAR THE AFGHANISTAN-PAKISTAN BORDER, Jan. 5, 2010 – The tired, frazzled and hungry soldiers of the Missouri Army National Guard’s 3rd Platoon, 1141st Engineer Company, rolled into their combat outpost here well after dark, worn out and in desperate need of a break. The day’s journey from Forward Operating Base Salerno had been fraught with challenges and no small amount of danger. The soldiers had encountered a series of improvised explosive devices, the last of which exploded near one of the convoy’s RG-31 mine-resistant, armor-protected vehicles, as well as small-arms and mortar fire from insurgents. As the crews staged their...
  • Soldiers Train for Convoy Defense

    01/05/2010 3:17:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 131+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Samantha Beuterbaugh, USA
    BAGHDAD, Jan. 5, 2010 – Soldiers of the 1st Armored Division’s 501st Military Police Company participated in a live-fire training exercise Jan. 2 at the Besmaya Range complex near Contingency Operating Station Hammer. Soldiers from the 1st Armored Division’s 501st Military Police Company participate in a convoy live-fire exercise at the Besmaya Range complex near Contingency Operating Station Hammer, Iraq, Jan. 2, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Beuterbaugh  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The MPs began arriving in Iraq Dec. 30, and the exercise was part of their mandatory initial training for their unique mission requirements. The...
  • Gaza aid convoy led by George Galloway declares hunger strike

    12/28/2009 9:16:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 543+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 12/28/09 | The Associated Press
    More than 400 members of an international aid convoy to Gaza declared a hunger strike on Sunday to protest Egypt's refusal to allow them entry into the Hamas-ruled territory via the Red Sea. Amongst the hunger strikers is an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor who came from the U.S. to participate in the planned Gaza Freedom March to commemorate last year's Gaza war.
  • A Song for those heading to DC

    09/08/2009 1:04:54 PM PDT · by Hanna548 · 1 replies · 265+ views
    A song for the cause.
  • Vehicle Signs Announce New U.S. Role

    07/09/2009 5:19:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 437+ views
    KIRKUK — Since the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces from Iraqi cities, and in accordance with the Security Agreement, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, has begun adding signs reading “Iraqi partnership provincial approved convoy. Thank you for your patience and support” to the sides of their vehicles. U.S. Forces serving in an advisory and assistance role continue to travel within the city to meet with their Iraqi counterparts or government officials. “These signs show that we are working with our partners and that we’re abiding by the Security Agreement,” explained Maj. Frazier Epperson, an Information Operations officer...
  • Convoy training develops Iraqi army unit's skills

    04/14/2009 5:36:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 160+ views ^ | Sgt. Doug Roles, USA
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq- Threats to Soldiers come in all shapes and sizes on the streets and roadways of Iraq. Constant training for the unexpected is the norm. For Pennsylvania Army National Guard Soldiers, simulating improvised explosive device attacks April 7 here served as a training objective for their Iraq Army counterparts. The Soldiers, from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 328th Brigade Support Battalion, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, worked with an Iraqi Army commander over the past two weeks to conduct individual Soldier task training for an Iraqi Army logistics platoon. The U.S. trainers capped training with convoy exercises designed to...
  • Afghan bomber hits NATO convoy; 10 hurt (civilians wounded, no casualties in NATO 2-vehicle convoy)

    12/03/2007 10:57:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 83+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/4/07 | Amir Shah - ap
    KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide car bomber targeted a NATO convoy in Kabul on Tuesday, wounding 10 civilians passing nearby, officials said. The attack comes as U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is scheduled to meet with President Hamid Karzai and other officials for talks Tuesday. The bomber struck a two-vehicle convoy belonging to NATO's International Security Assistance Force near the city's airport, Interior Ministry spokesman Zemeri Bashary said. Ten civilians who were riding in a minibus near the blast were wounded, said Ghulam Rasool, a police officer. There were no casualties in NATO convoy, said Lt. Col. Thomas Dillschneider, an...
  • I-205 Veterans Memorial/Blue Star Memorial Highway Veterans Convoy

    11/05/2007 3:06:40 PM PST · by Lady J USA 1981 · 3 replies · 255+ views
    Picsa ^ | Lady J
    I-205 Veterans Memorial/Blue Star Memorial Highway Veterans Convoy Click the link above to view photos from this event. The 8th annual Veterans convoy was held on November 4th. 2007. Hundreds gathered at the Clark County fairgrounds in Vancouver, Washington for this annual event. The goal of the convoy is to create a chain of cars that stretch the entire span of the I-205, which is about 30 miles of vehicles The convoy ended at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Wilsonville, Oregon where everybody was treated to a free salmon feed. There was also medal presentations for the Oregon...
  • Servicemembers Volunteer to Convoy Supplies to Needy Afghans (Heroes with a Heart)

    08/04/2007 1:23:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 282+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Julie Weckerlein, USAF
    CAMP EGGERS, Afghanistan , Aug. 4, 2007 – Every other week, servicemembers from all branches of the military conduct convoys from this base to deliver clothing and supplies to needy Afghans in the surrounding areas. But they're not doing it because they have to. They're doing it because they want to help. Members of the Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan unload a truck full of donations from the U.S. at a refugee camp outside of Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jim Varhegyi  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “These are military and coalition members who volunteer,” said Air Force...
  • Afghanistan - Suicide bomber hits U.S. embassy convoy in Kabul

    03/19/2007 2:03:24 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 17 replies · 1,233+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | March 19, 2007
    KABUL, March 19 (Reuters) - A U.S. embassy convoy was hit by a suicide car bomber in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday, resulting in the deaths of some people, police said. It was not immediately known if the dead included American nationals, but an embassy spokesman said U.S. Ambassador Ronald Neumann was not in the convoy. Several embassy officials and pedestrians were wounded, spokesman Joe Mellocc said, adding that the injuries of some officials were "serious". ~ snip
  • Soldier Injured, Civilians Killed in Afghanistan Convoy Attack (Now the Official Story)

    03/04/2007 12:36:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 735+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 4, 2007 – A coalition servicemember was injured, eight Afghan civilians were killed and 35 civilians were wounded today when militants assaulted a coalition forces convoy as it moved east along Highway 1 in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, military officials reported. Earlier accounts said as many as 16 civilians caught in the crossfire had been killed, but an updated release early this afternoon from Combined Joint Task Force 76 headquarters at Bagram Air Base contained what officials called “the most accurate numbers to date.” The five-vehicle convoy was moving through a crowded market place near Bari Kot, located...
  • Somali gunmen ambush Ethiopian convoy in Mogadishu

    01/21/2007 11:16:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 362+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/21/07 | Mustafa Haji Abdinur
    MOGADISHU (AFP) - An Ethiopian military convoy was ambushed in a new round of deadly violence in the Somali capital Mogadishu, hours after the African Union agreed to send peacekeepers to the war-torn country. At least one person was killed in the ambush Saturday, which triggered a major gunbattle in the volatile south of Mogadishu. Coming in the wake of a brazen attack late on Friday on the residence of the interim president, the AU stabilisation force should be under no illusions about the scale of the task that awaits it. The interim administration and peacekeepers not only face having...
  • Iraq convoy leader blasts ABC News report

    10/04/2006 7:03:21 AM PDT · by hemogoblin · 28 replies · 1,358+ views
    The Roanoke Times ^ | 10/04/06 | John Cramer
    A Virginia Army National Guard convoy leader and an American truck driver on Tuesday angrily denied an accusation that the guardsmen abandoned a civilian supply convoy that was ambushed in Iraq. U.S. Army and Guard officials also criticized ABC News for reporting the accusation last week from one civilian contractor driver without getting comment from military commanders, soldiers and other contractor drivers, all of whom said the U.S. troops reacted properly in the firefight on Sept. 20, 2005. The soldiers, including several from Southwest Virginia, were members of the Rocky Mount-based 1173rd Transportation Company. The ABC News report included video...
  • A role model in heroism

    09/30/2006 7:09:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 347+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Spc. Rick Phelps
    Spc. Anthony Tonasket (right), a native of Kansas City, Kan., is awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Action Badge and Army Commendation Medal with a ‘V’ device for Valor by Col. James Trafton, commander, 2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment, 38th Divisional Support Command, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, during an awards ceremony for his actions during an attack on his convoy March 7. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Richard Phelps, 2nd Bn, 137th Inf. Regt. UPAR, 38th DISCOM, MND-B. CAMP SLAYER - It’s inevitable that some days are forever burnt into our memories, vividly etched into the mind like a slow-motion, high-quality...
  • Home video shows US troops abandon ambushed convoy (Video followed by ABC News report)

    09/28/2006 9:44:04 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 109 replies · 3,122+ views
    ABC News Report via You Tube ^ | September 28, 2006
    Some of you have probably already seen this and/or read about it, but it was new to me when I saw it on TV tonight and I'm guessing it will be new to a few other FReepers out there as well.
  • Exclusive: U.S. Troops Abandoned Me, Says Convoy Driver

    09/28/2006 6:44:23 PM PDT · by trappedinnj · 46 replies · 1,922+ views
    Exclusive: U.S. Troops Abandoned Me, Says Convoy Driver September 27, 2006 11:16 AM Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz Report: A dramatic home video obtained by ABC News shows U.S. troops apparently abandoned a truck convoy after it came under insurgent attack in Iraq last year. Three unarmed Halliburton truck drivers were executed at point-blank range once the troops left, according to a surviving driver, Preston Wheeler, of Mena, Ark., who taped the scene. "They was murdered. To me, they was murdered," Wheeler told ABC News in an exclusive interview to be broadcast Wednesday on World News and Nightline.
  • Exclusive: U.S. Troops Abandoned Me, Says Convoy Driver

    09/27/2006 1:19:50 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 78 replies · 3,872+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 27, 2006 | Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz
    A dramatic home video obtained by ABC News shows U.S. troops apparently abandoned a truck convoy after it came under insurgent attack in Iraq last year. Three unarmed Halliburton truck drivers were executed at point-blank range once the troops left, according to a surviving driver, Preston Wheeler, of Mena, Ark., who taped the scene. "They was murdered. To me, they was murdered," Wheeler told ABC News in an exclusive interview to be broadcast Wednesday on World News and Nightline. The tape shows an armored personnel carrier leading the trucks that Wheeler says was from the Virginia National Guard. Once insurgents...
  • Convoy Of Fear Driven Out By War Machine

    07/21/2006 10:10:18 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 474+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-21-2006 | Tim Butcher
    Convoy of fear driven out by war machine By Tim Butcher, in Tyre, southern Lebanon (Filed: 21/07/2006) It was the terrified faces of the children pressed against the car windows yesterday looking up for Israeli aircraft that showed this was no ordinary seaside drive. Thousands of Lebanese fled in fear up the country's Mediterranean coast road, pathetically waving white towels and pieces of clothing as if that could protect them from the force of the Israeli war machine. A family flee their village in southern Lebanon Bumping past craters ripped deep into the road by Israeli bombs, the stream of...
  • Combat Airmen keep convoy routes open

    07/19/2006 4:33:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 269+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Stacy Fowler
    7/19/2006 - KIRKUK AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Fifty-eight Air Force engineers filling a shortage of Soldiers in Iraq have completed more than a dozen construction projects, often under fire, throughout a 10,000-square-mile zone for the Army's 1st Brigade Combat Team. After six months, the Airmen of the 732nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron's Detachment 10 have maintained and repaired six convoy routes and seven forward-operating bases. "It's been very strenuous, and sometimes extremely dangerous. I'm ready to get home, see my family and unwind," said Master Sgt. Ken Dunbar, Det. 10 superintendent of operations and acting first sergeant. "We have...
  • Convoy operations a daily grind for Marines in Fallujah

    05/31/2006 5:15:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 430+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Daniel J. Redding
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (May 31, 2006) -- Standing in the warmth of the Iraqi night, the Marines wait for their brief, in which the details of the night's convoy into the city of Fallujah will be addressed. They complete the required maintenance checks and prepare their machine guns for the convoy that will take place in a few short hours. Radios are handed out and communication is confirmed for all of the vehicles lined up, ready to leave the security of the camp. Staff Sgt. Wesley O. Turner calls his Marines in close to pass critical information each Marine needs...
  • Convoy Accident in Afghanistan Incites Unrest

    05/29/2006 11:18:30 AM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 474+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | John D. Banusiewicz
    WASHINGTON, May 29, 2006 – A deadly traffic accident involving a coalition convoy in the Afghan capital of Kabul today sparked civil unrest in its aftermath, Combined Forces Command Afghanistan officials reported. Initial reports indicated one Afghan civilian was killed and at least six others were injured in the accident. There was no report of coalition casualties or of any casualties resulting from the subsequent unrest. Later news reports say eight people were killed and more than 100 were injured, but military officials have yet to release an estimate beyond their initial report. Coalition spokesman U.S. Army Col. Thomas Collins...
  • Sweet sweet Iraqi kids

    04/10/2006 3:15:12 AM PDT · by Number57 · 36 replies · 1,578+ views ^ | dunno | dunno
    Yes, this is video of a few of our guys under attack by KIDS WITH ROCKS. But watch it, and listen... it is both scary and funny. God bless the guy who taped this. Google Video Link
  • Marines with different skills come together for convoy operations in Iraq

    03/15/2006 3:46:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 269+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Enrique S. Diaz
    CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (March 15, 2006) -- Most businesses have no need for policemen and radio technicians to get the same job done. Nor would one expect to see a gunsmith's work compliment a truck driver's long journey. In the Marine Corps, cooperation among various job fields like these is crucial to keeping Marines on the frontlines supplied. Every day in Iraq, the 1st Marine Logistics Group sends out combat logistics patrols that leave the relative safety of the base to deliver supplies to Marines throughout the Al Anbar Province. From the Marines who order and load the supplies onto...
  • ISOF Convoy Security Course trains soldiers how to survive

    03/02/2006 4:29:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 193+ views
    USASOC ^ | Spc. James P. Hunter
    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq (USASOC News Service, Feb. 28, 2006) – It is a battle Iraqis deal with everyday. The uncertainty of surviving in the neighborhoods they grew up in is unsettling. Iraqis want the certainty of knowing that their families are safe. The Soldiers of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces Brigade believe they have the capabilities to defeat the terrorists who are attempting to destabilize Iraq, said an Iraqi ISOF instructor. The ISOF Brigade Soldiers continue to specialize and hone the combat skills that make the brigade a driving force in Iraq’s campaign for freedom. The Iraqis continued their progress...
  • Afghan Soldier Wounded, Assailant Killed in Attack on Convoy

    02/24/2006 3:40:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 184+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2006 – An Afghan National Army soldier was injured when an ANA and coalition convoy came under attack in the Shah Wali Kot district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province yesterday, military officials reported today. A single assailant attempted to use his vehicle to ram a coalition vehicle. He also threw a hand grenade and engaged the convoy with small-arms fire. The assailant was killed when forces in the convoy returned fire. ANA and coalition forces also detonated his car on the scene after discovering that it was loaded with explosives. "ANA and coalition forces demonstrated their vigilance and...