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2/7 MARINE AWARDED HIGHEST NAVY HONOR

LOYAL, STUBBORN, AND DETERMINED

Lance Cpl. Brady Gustafson’s parents describe him as “reserved, loyal, stubborn and determined.” This was proven in action 21 July, 2008.

 

CHARGING INTO THE TALIBAN: AMBUSH IN AFGHANISTAN

HE NEVER SAW THE GRENADE

Staff Sgt. Lincoln V. Dockery said he didn’t even see the grenade that sent shrapnel into his right forearm while charging insurgent fighters in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, 16 November, 2007. “Someone yelled out, and I looked up and saw it coming. My hand went up and a hot, sharp feeling went through it,” he said.

TERRORISM SITREP

THAILAND NONSTOP VIOLENCE shuts down ASEAN summit.

SEALS SNIPERS WHACK PIRATES

Information from Voice of America, the American Forces Press Service, and the Navy News Service was used to assemble this article.

 

FIX BAYONETS!

On 21 May, 2004, Mahdi militiamen engaged a convoy consisting of approximately 20 British troops from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 55 miles north of Basra, Iraq. A squad from the Princess of Wales Regiment came to their assistance. What began as an attack on a passing convoy ended with at least 35 militiamen dead and just three British troops wounded. The militiamen engaged a force that had restrictive rules of engagement prior