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September 16, 2009

While We Were Grilling Hot Dogs

"PC Justin Casillas ran into incoming fire three times..."

- 1st Lieutenant Mike Bassi

Watch the rest.

Also, apropos of the UN report I posted on yesterday that said the insurgents are killing more Afghans than coalition forces do:

It's unclear to me whether the child - who the insurgents had assisting them - was killed in the explosion or not. But it looks as though he does walk away before the explosion. US forces hold their fire while the child is in the area. The insurgents have no such reservations.

We expect an awful lot of our armed forces. I'd say America is getting far more than its money's worth on the investment.

Posted by Cassandra at September 16, 2009 08:40 AM

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Posted by: David M at September 16, 2009 11:01 AM

PFC Justin Casillas and PFC Aaron Fairbairn, you will be missed, and the Nation is made weaker by the passing of MEN of your caliber.

From one that never met you, but wish I had.
(posted on twitter)

Posted by: dagamore at September 16, 2009 12:48 PM

I believe that should be SPC Casillas.

Posted by: lumpy at September 17, 2009 07:25 PM