Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Lay of the Land: The human face of the Afghani front

20100313 (Time Now)

Kandahar (second largest city after kabul): multiple EXP's & SAF (Taliban attack in progress)

PHASE I MARJAH (spring 2010)(operation moshtarak)

PHASE II KANDAHAR (summer 2010)

PHASE III HIMALAYAS (near Pakistan/China borders with Afghanistan)
MARCH 01-13 (((12 x U.S. KIA)))

3-11-2010 Gamble, Garrett W. Lance Corporal 20 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force U.S. Marine Texas Sugarland Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack Helmand Afghanistan
3-09-2010 Kropat, Jason M. Private 1st Class 25 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) U.S. Army New York White Lake Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire, RPG Khowst Afghanistan
3-09-2010 Richardson, Jonathan J. Sergeant 24 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) U.S. Army Arkansas Bald Knob Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire, RPG Khowst Afghanistan
3-07-2010 Cook, Nicholas S. Private 19 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team U.S. Army Montana Hungry Horse Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire Kunar Afghanistan
3-05-2010 Dikcis, Alan N. Specialist 21 630th Engineer Company (Clearance), 7th Engineer Battalion (Combat Effects), 20th Engineer Brigade (Combat) (Airborne) U.S. Army New York Niagara Falls Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack Kandahar Afghanistan
3-04-2010 Paci, Anthony A. Specialist 30 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry, 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division U.S. Army Maryland Rockville Non-hostile - vehicle accident (rollover) Gereshk Afghanistan
3-04-2010 Olsen, Nigel K. Lance Corporal 21 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve U.S. Marine Nevada Orem Hostile - hostile fire Helmand Afghanistan
3-01-2010 Owens, Vincent L.C. Sergent 21 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) U.S. Army Arkansas Fort Smith Hostile - hostile fire Yosuf Khel (died at FOB Sharana) Afghanistan
3-01-2010 Aragon, Carlos A. Lance Corporal 19 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve U.S. Marine Reserve Utah Orem Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack Helmand Afghanistan
3-01-2010 Gelig, Ian T.D. Specialist 25 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division U.S. Army California Stevenson Ranch Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire Kandahar Afghanistan
3-01-2010 Huston, Matthew D. Specialist 24 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division U.S. Army Georgia Athens Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire, RPG Bala Murghab Afghanistan
3-01-2010 Crumpler, Josiah D. Specialist 27 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division U.S. Army North Carolina Hillsborough Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire, RPG Bala Murghab Afghanistan