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America at War (magazine)

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.

 

KILL BIN LADEN

DELTA CHASES BIN LADEN IN TORA BORA

LISTEN TO THE GITMO FIVE

WE ARE TERRORISTS TO THE BONE

As White House staffer Jane Austen put it to Sen. Darcy: “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single terrorist in possession of a good bomb must be in want of patient understanding.”

NEED SOMETHING?

While the troops on the front lines in Afghanistan deserve all the praise and kudos for putting it on the line against the Taliban and al-Qaeda, the bullets, grenades, and firepower needed have to get to them. At Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan, seventeen Airmen have been aiding the troops on the front lines. – Ed.

 

IRAQI NCOS TAKE OVER RIFLE TRAINING

MAKING OF A SOLDIER

Every soldier must be competent with his rifle, and Iraqi noncommissioned officers must be able to instill this competency in their soldiers.