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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Recent Stories re: 1-501st

Geronimo Battalion With ‘Partners’ Bring Joy to Musayyib
By Maj. Craig Whiteside, 1st Bn., 501st PIR, 4th BCT (ABN)
April 24, 2007

BAGHDAD – The Geronimo’s of 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, brought a surprise to the Ibn Saif al Janabi Hospital for Maternity and Children in Musayyib.

Flood thanks community for support of son
Monday, April 23, 2007
Metro Council member Madonna Flood, D-24th District, today released a letter thanking the community for its support after her son was injured in Iraq.

Her son, Army Sgt. Brandon Sword, was hurt in an explosion while on patrol in southern Iraq March 16, with the 1st Battalion of the 501st Airborne Division.
Here is Flood’s letter:

J.D. Johannes gets ground truth
April 19, 2007
Here's another example of how establishment press does a lousy job reporting the war in Iraq, while pushing a defeatist agenda. Meanwhile, independent writers and filmmakers are telling ground-truth better than anyone.

On March 26, United States troops manning an observation post (OP) in Karmah, just outside Fallujah, were hit with a "complex attack." Suicide bombers tried to blast their way into the post, while insurgents fired from the perimeter. Here's the official Coalition release...
Outside The Wire article

Swedish Meat Balls, or the biggest newspaper in Sweden reports on Iraq
Friday, April 6, 2007
FOB ISKAN, pictured here, where a Swedish journalist I meet claimed that all the soldiers keep the toilet seats in the up position "because they are so disciplined."

This article isn't about the 501st, but I thought it was worth looking at...

Dolls, posters keep U.S. soldiers close
April 3, 2007
FORT RILEY, Kan. --For 2-year-old Anna Pribyla, it can be difficult to understand what it means for her dad to be in Iraq.
Every soldier looks like him. Even the neighbor's car looks like her father's.
But like thousands of other military children, Anna has something to cling to. She has her Daddy Doll, a small pillow, shaped like a person, with a digital picture of her dad, Capt. Eric Pribyla, printed on the front...

1 comment:

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Hi Mr/Mrs Schriefer, I adopted your son Nick's platoon about a week ago. If you can think of anything he or his platoon wants/needs please let me know by emailing me at Defender AT Defendourfreedom dot com . If you think he would be comfortable with you passing along his email address that would be great as well. I have some help from the people on my website and we're all thinking about him and his fellow soldiers. Your blog is great!