One year ago today

One year ago today

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    One year ago today

    One year ago the camp that I was on, Combat Outpost Shocker, was destroyed by a rocket attack carried out by the local Hezbollah Brigade. The camp was 3 klicks from the Iranian border.

    Up to four IRAM's (Improvised Rocket Assisted Munitions/Mortars) were fired at the camp with at least three that exploded hitting the area of the gym, command cell and living areas. These munitions are basically a 5 or 10 gallon propane tank filled with explosives attached to a rocket motor.

    I had turned over security of the camp the day before to the Army unit stationed there. The military had just completed handing over the camp to the Iraqi Army and were scheduled to leave in the next 8-12 hours.

    The friends and coworkers I lost that day are gone but not forgotten.

    LiveLeak.com - Brand New: Hezbollah brigades - IRAM attack vs an american base in Wasit 29-06-2011

    Please take a moment to say a prayer for those lost and those that survived this tragic event.
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    Prayers sent. And thanks for your service.

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    there but for the grace of god....

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    Not religious but I do appreciate your service and I'm glad that this country has brave, honorable young men like you and your fallen comrades.

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    My thoughts are with you on this day of recognition. My prayers are for you and safe return home. I know you'll be bringing all of them home when you do.

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    Prayers sent, it's hard losing friends in a war zone!
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    Prayers for the souls of your fallen friends and coworkers and for your own safe return. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

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    One brother lost is to many,I feel your grief,think of my lost friends everyday,but am thankful for the ones I still have around,there is a bond some people will never understand,Prayers for you and the ones lost.Be safe ,Thanks for your service.

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    You know were I stand brother, get your ass back in one piece.....
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    Prayers sent RIP

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    Will do. And thanks for your service. Sorry you have this event etched in your mind forever.

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    Good thoughts going out to you and the families of the fallen soldiers. Thankyou for your service Tacman.

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    My Prayers are with you and the Families of those lost.
    My thanks and deepest respect for your service, Tacman.
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    Will send out prayers for you and the families of all those affected.
    My deepest thanks and respect to you and my other fellow servicemen and women. Make it home safe!

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