Sunday, September 09, 2007


I just found out about this blog from an LA Times article, but it's a must read:

Army of Dude

Apart from the name (you can call him Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing), the guy writes great, straight-from-the-heart posts about military life in Iraq.

Finally, one of the lowest, saddest points of the deployment came in May. One night, a helicopter spotted several men gathered in the road with a large object. Permission was asked to fire a Hellfire missile at them, as they were obvious IED emplacers. Permission was emphatically denied, but someone decided that a Stryker platoon should head out there anyway to check it out. In tow was a Russian reporter. On a road called Trash Alley, they hit a massive deep buried IED. Everyone in the truck except the driver, six Americans and one Russian, dead. And they didn’t need to be there at all. A helicopter could have killed the insurgents with breathtaking ease. Instead, those guys and the one with the detonator got away in the night. Justice was never done.


Mad Man Mikey said...

Will be going ot the march in DC this saturday to take pictures for my paper. If anything interesting is captured do you want a picture?

The Kenosha Kid said...

Sounds good!

Mad Man Mikey said...

I left you the link to my pics on your "Yesterday's news today" post. I only posted 35 pictures, but have another 75 or so that people might want to see.