/ August 5, 2005 01:07 AM
Insurgents blew up a U.S. assault vehicle in western Iraq Wednesday, killing 14 Marines and a civilian interpreter in the deadliest roadside bomb attack against American forces since the war began.
According to U.S. Central Command, 14 Marines and a civilian interpreter, assigned to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), were killed in action early Wednesday morning when their amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device (IED).
The victims' names have not been released. Over the last three days, 20 U.S. Marines from the same unit have been killed in action.
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Posted by Mike Pechar on August 5, 2005 01:07 AM (Permalink)
Fucking excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!More dead yanks the better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: freddy on August 7, 2005 03:37 AM
freddie is a dumb ass
he knows nothing about anything
he just needs to shut the fuck up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: david on August 9, 2005 11:24 AM
From across the nation people have been mourning our brave soldiers who were killed in action. Here is a tribute to them from a small town in Pennsylvania.
For 20 Ohio Marines
[A Tribute from Butler, Pa.]
Did you feel the wave of sympathy
surging across the Pennsylvania line
and out to you,
the families left behind?
For we saw your boys
here among ours,
in our streets jogging,
in cars, in shopping malls,
in our churches, at picnics,
and High School proms,
and not too long ago
on the Fourth
as lads on Main Street
watching soldiers pass,
and even then they straightened
when the flag unfurled.
We saw them at gates
wives and families,
and friends who couldn't let go—
turning then to leave
with head held high,
yet looking back
at the ramp,
one last time.
Twenty, they reported, had fallen—
snatched from us, from us now so far.
We weep with you.
For yours are ours.
Posted by: Charles on November 15, 2005 06:25 AM