I will not write anything new this week, but have no fear - I will return to my regularly scheduled ranting soon.
This is a week dedicated to the brothers who never came back from Mosul. May you rest in peace.
|Photo by: SGT Walter Gaya|
"CPT Bill Jacobsen is in charge of the formation while 1SG Bordelon called out the names to make sure all are present. SPC Tommy Doerflinger, CPT Bill Jacobsen, SGT Robert Johnson, CPL Jonathan Castro, SPC Lionel Ayro, PFC Oscar Sanchez, SGT Nathanial Swindell, SGT Adam Plumondore, SPC Clint Gertson, SGT Anthony Davis. 1SG Mike Bordelon, SPC Tyler Creamean, 1LT Aaron Sessan, and SGT Ben “Rat” Morton. These 14 warriors now stand high above us overwatching us, providing guidance and direction in the most difficult times. Never was so much owed by so many to so few.
On this day, we ask almighty God to grant us patience and steadfast resolve in all that is to come. We ask the Master Physician to reach down and use his healing hand to heal our wounded brothers. May God Bless Deuce Four, 1st Brigade, and may God Bless America."
LTC Kurilla, commander of 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment
Iraq Campaign 2004-2005
"For its gallantry and determination in the execution of its combat operations during 2005 in Nineveh Province, the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment received the Valorous Unit Award."