Thursday, May 26, 2005
Mother of All Suicide Attacks.. A Must Read!
"...Through the clearing dust of the second car bomb, the same machine gunners who had engaged the second car bomb spotted a man running towards the breach site. The machine gunner engaged the man with a long burst of machine gun fire. As soon as the man was hit, he blew up, which tipped us off that he was a suicide bomber. As the dust dissipated, the small arms fire that we were receiving intensified. By this time, every Soldier in the company was in a fighting position and returning fire. The volume of fire was incredible. We burned through over 10,000 rounds of ammunition in less than five minutes. The craziest part of the whole event was that there were women and children milling about, as if nothing significant was occurring. Some lady carrying an infant walked right through the firefight, seemingly oblivious to the danger all around her. Even though our Soldiers are disciplined in their fire control, I am still amazed that she was not hit by at least a ricochet."
(Hat Tip Toni)
posted by El Capitan at 7:30 AM