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SOF Weekly Newsletter - 12-16 December, 2011

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MARINE CORPS STATEMENT ON MEDAL OF HONOR
The Marine Corps has issued a statement in response to a McClatchy article on Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer.
http://www.sofmag.com/marine-corps-statement-cpl-meyers-medal-honor

SHOT IN THE NECK
Shooting a Marine in the neck was not enough to put him out of the fight.
http://www.sofmag.com/silver-star-marine-shot-neck-returned-fire

CARLOS GETS LIFE
Carlos the Jackal was sentenced to life in prison.
http://www.sofmag.com/carlos-jackal-sentenced-life-prison

GRENADE ATTACK IN BELGIUM
4 people were killed in a grenade attack in Liege, Belgium.
http://www.sofmag.com/4-killed-attack-belgium

NEXT-GENERATION HELICOPTER
The Army is developing a new helicopter.
http://www.sofmag.com/army-developing-next-generation-helicopter

GERMANY DECORATES SOLDIER
Germany gave an American soldier a medal for saving the life of a German soldier in Afghanistan.
http://www.sofmag.com/soldier-earns-german-medal-saving-allys-life

NAVY HELICOPTERS RESCUE MARINERS
Navy helicopters helped rescue two families who had been on a dhow that capsized.
http://www.sofmag.com/helicopter-squadron-rescues-families-capsized-boat

INSURGENT KILLED, OTHERS CAPTURED
During the hunt for a Taliban leader in Kandahar, one insurgent was killed and two others captured.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-operational-update-30

MUGABE DECLARES CANDIDACY
Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe announced his plan to run for re-election in 2012.
http://www.sofmag.com/zimbabwes-mugabe-announces-2012-election-bid

WESTERN GAMBIT
Marines lead an operation to clear insurgents out of Now Zad, Afghanistan.
http://www.sofmag.com/operation-western-gambit-clears-insurgents-now-zad

777 - JACKPOT!
The M777 howitzer has helped the Army hit the jackpot.
http://www.sofmag.com/army-hits-jackpot-triple-7

BIG E DOES FLIGHT OPS
USS Enterprise carried out flight ops to prepare for her next deployment.
http://www.sofmag.com/enterprise-conducts-frs-carrier-qualifications