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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...