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  • The battle of Fallujah (first-hand account embed, well worth the read but not for the young)

    11/28/2004 11:22:34 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 60 replies · 6,732+ views
    Ledger-Enquirer.com | ^ | Nov. 24, 2004 | Tom Lasseter
    11.8.04, Monday FALLUJAH, Iraq - Capt. Sean Sims watched artillery shells fall and explode in a blast of sand and rubble, close enough to hear but too far to see what they hit. It was Sims' first daylight look at the rebel-held city of Fallujah on Monday afternoon, just hours before he would lead his men deep into its heart. Click here for photos A Marine Harrier jet screamed overhead. A Mark-19 automatic grenade launcher nearby let loose - bomb-boom-boom - sending grenades to burst in the distance. As commander of Alpha Company, of the 1st Infantry Division's Task Force...
  • MY SON - From Col. Tom Sims (US Army Retired)

    11/27/2004 10:49:32 AM PST · by Jackknife · 43 replies · 2,613+ views
    Pure Pursuit Intelligence Network ^ | Nov.2004 | Col. Tom Sims (US Army Retired)
    Subject: My Son From Col. Tom Sims (US Army Retired): My son, the soldier, comes home for good. At last report, he had left Iraq and was waiting a flight in Kuwait. With luck he will be in Germany today and then on to Texas. By the way, he is called "remains" but I know better. He is my son. I want to tell you about him. Not because he is so great a guy, although I think so, but because he represents the thousands of sons and daughters America is sending to far away places to secure our peace...
  • His Men Always Came First (Fallujah: Fallen American Hero - MUST read!)

    11/15/2004 11:14:23 AM PST · by cgk · 37 replies · 3,311+ views
    SD Union Tribune ^ | 11-15-04 | Tom Lasseter
    His men always came first Their captain died in Fallujah firefight By Tom Lasseter KNIGHT RIDDER NEWS SERVICE November 15, 2004 FALLUJAH, Iraq – Army Capt. Sean Sims was up early Saturday, looking at maps of Fallujah and thinking of the day's battle. His fingers, dirty and cracked, traced a route that snaked down the city's southern corridor. "We've killed a lot of bad guys," he said. "But there's always going to be some guys left. They'll hide out and snipe at us for two months. I hope we've gotten the organized resistance." Sims, 32, from Eddy, Texas, commanded Alpha...
  • Company commander dies on mission to clear houses in Fallujah

    11/14/2004 7:08:16 PM PST · by Flavius · 44 replies · 2,004+ views
    Knight Ridder Newspapers ^ | Sun, Nov. 14, 2004 | y Tom Lasseter
    FALLUJAH, Iraq - Capt. Sean Sims was up early Saturday, looking at maps of Fallujah and thinking of the day's battle. His fingers, dirty and cracked, traced a route that snaked down the city's southern corridor. "We've killed a lot of bad guys," he said. "But there's always going to be some guys left. They'll hide out and snipe at us for two months. I hope we've gotten the organized resistance." Sims, a 32-year-old from Eddy, Texas, commanded his Alpha Company without raising his voice. His men liked and respected him. When faced with a broken down vehicle or rocket...