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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

More info from Dec 20 incident

I haven't spoken to Nick since Dec 24, but I hope to hear from him sometime this week. I read a news article today on the web that has a few more details about the Dec 20 incident which resulted in one death and several injuries. The article is from the hometown newspaper of one of the soldiers injured. Below is an exerpt and a link to the article.

"Spc. Drew Ashby, a member of 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, was wounded in action [Dec 20] in Jurf Assukhr, Iraq.

Ashby’s squad was investigating an explosion when a mortar round blew up three feet behind him. Shrapnel penetrated his bulletproof vest, leaving Ashby with several wounds, including a chipped bone in his arm.

Drew was sent to Elmendorf 3rd Medical Group Hospital near Anchorage, Alaska, Dec. 28. He currently is recuperating at home at Fort Richardson, also in Anchorage."

"Another soldier in Drew’s squad was severely wounded and was in a coma in intensive care, while another soldier send to check on Ashby’s squad was killed about an hour after Drew was injured."


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