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First-hand account describes blast that killed seven from Fort Lewis

Post by Matt Misterek / The News Tribune on Oct. 30, 2009 at 12:21 pm with 2 Comments »
October 30, 2009 12:21 pm

The explosion that killed seven Fort Lewis Stryker soldiers in Southern Afghanistan Tuesday came at the end of what had been an uneventful overnight mission in a dry riverbed, according to a Reuters news reporter traveling with the 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.

The reporter’s first-hand account also tells how soldiers from another platoon of Charlie Company of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment narrowly missed detonating the same bomb earlier.

Read the Reuters account by clicking here.

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  1. docjonez says:

    God Blees you my brothers in arms. God Willing one day this will all end and we can be safe at home with our families and life without fear. Your sacrifice will NEVER be forgotten and will not be in vain. Freedom will life on and will have your blood pumping through its veins. God bless you and your families.

  2. ashleyrose says:

    This article mad me cry, very powerful. God bless all the soldiers over there.

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