Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Heroes Row #3

Time for another story of the heroes we never hear enough about: On 3 May 2005, elements of 3rd Platoon, 1st Platoon and the Company Headquarters were called forward into the Arghandab River Valley to the village of Bulac Kalay to assist fellow Rock Paratroopers under attack by enemy forces. The ensuing 6 hour fight left 17 enemies killed and 10 captured.
Chosen Company evacuated four of our own to medical facilities in Germany - SSG Matthew Blaskowski, SGT Tim Brumley, PFC Matthew King and PFC Tyler Wilson. Several other soldiers received minor wounds and are back to duty with the company.

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any performed their duty against America’s enemies in truly remarkable fashion with ferocious and raw courage. As events transpired, each paratrooper rose to the challenge and fought with determined resolve that won the day. The heroic effort each and every member, from the riflemen to the mortar crews, put forth, each knowing his actions directly impacted on his brothers on either side of himself, is truly amazing. We are proud beyond words of our paratroopers. They delivered a decisive blow against evil.
Silver Stars were presented to Staff Sgt. Matthew Blaskowski and Staff Sgt. Christopher Choay, of Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), and Staff Sgt. Patrick Brannan of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne) by Gen. John Abizaid, U.S. Central Command commander, for actions taken during a battle May 3 near Baluc-Kalay in Zabul Province.

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