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War log of firefight in afghanistan(military document from sometime this week)

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posted on Jun, 4 2006 @ 01:55 AM
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This log was sent to me via email at 2:43 am by a soldier in afghanistan.
im not up on all the military terms so if anyone cant say in plain terms what this says, cause i only understand some of it.

im also not positive its from this week, but im pretty sure it is

CLOSE-OUT REPORT FOR KING 85:

L3: 40-50 ACM

L4: EFFECTIVE SMALL ARMS FIRE

L6: ACM/TB (Anti-Coalition Movement/Taliban)



AT 0624Z KING 85 DECLARED TROOPS IN CONTACT 10KM NE OF FB COBRA. APPROXIMATELY 40-50 TALIBAN ENGAGED KING 85 WITH EFFECTIVE SMALL ARMS FIRE. KING 85 IMMEDIATELY REQUESTED CAS AND CALLED IN TWO SEPARATE FIRE MISSIONS OUT OF FB COBRA. 25 X 105MM HE ROUNDS WERE FIRED ISO OF TIC. ADDITIONALLY, AT 0650Z 1 X A-10 ISO OF TIC FIRED 800 ROUNDS OF 30MM. KING 85 REPORTED OBTAINING FIRE SUPERIORITY. THE GFC REPORTED 2 X USSF WIA (1 X GSW TO RIGHT THIGH, 1 X GSW CALF) AND 2 X ANA WIA (1 X GSW TO LEFT EYE, 1 X CRITICAL). KING 85 MANEUVERED SOUTH TO SECURE AN HLZ. AT 0738Z THE MEDEVAC WAS W/D AT THE HLZ. 1 X ANA WIA WAS TRANSPORTED TO TK-FST AND WAS MISSION COMPLETE AT 0753Z. 1 X ANA WAS DECLARED KIA AT THAT TIME. USSF WIA CONTINUED MISSION WITH KING 85 TO FB COBRA AND WILL BE MEDEVAC’D LATER. KING 81 DEPLOYED OUT OF FB COBRA AND STAGED AT THE OSHAY BRIDGE TO PROVIDE OVERWATCH FOR KING 85. WHILE RE-DEPLOYING TO FB COBRA KING 85 DISCOVERED AN IED APPROXIMATELY 6KM FROM THE BASE. ANA CLEARED IT ON SITE WITH NO DAMAGES REPORTED. AT 1049Z BOTH KING 81 AND 85 RETURNED TO FB COBRA AND GFC DECLARED THE TIC COMPLETE. NOTHING FURTHER HAS BEEN REPORTED.

[edit on 4-6-2006 by DalairTheGreat]




posted on Jun, 4 2006 @ 01:36 PM
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Bump:Can anyone say exactly what this says



posted on Jun, 4 2006 @ 03:02 PM
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Basically, King 85 was a coalition patrol in conjunction with Afghan forces (ANA). They came in contact with (were ambushed by) a group of 40-50 enemy Taliban about 6 miles NE of fire base Cobra, and were pinned down by small arms fire. They called in a fire support mission and within a half hour received 25 rounds of 105mm (howitzer) high explosive rounds and an A-10 Thunderbolt II jet fired 800 rounds of 30mm cannon in support of their engagement with the enemy Taliban. This allowed King 85 to gain fire superiority over the enemy and, I'm assuming, the enemy broke contact and retreated.

Four members of King 85 were wounded. Two were US Special Forces personnel with non life-threatening gunshot wounds to the lower extremities. Two Afghan troops were also injured; one with a gunshot wound to the eye, the other with unspecified but critical wounds. This second Afghan soldier was later re-classified KIA, after succumbing to his wounds. The first was medivacced from the HLZ mentioned in the report.

King 85 was covered by King 81 from Oshay Bridge while they returned to FB Cobra. On the way back they discovered an unexploded IED 3.6 miles from the FB. This IED was disarmed by Afghan forces.

Thats about it.



posted on Jun, 5 2006 @ 01:59 AM
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In the great military tradition it makes for some "exciting" reading. LOL

Great for insomnia...

ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz...



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