April 2008 Entries
Master at Arms Second Class Michael Monsoor was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on March 31, 2008, making him the fourth American hero to earn the nation's highest award for valor in the Global War on Terror. Monsoor's story isn't in the book. That's because it was already at the printers by the time the award was made. But Michael Monsoor's story deserves to be
style="margin: 0in 0in 12pt">Have you ever noticed that there is virtually zero terrorism in Kuwait? It's true - try and find the last time a suicide bomb went off in that country. The reasons why hold great promise for Iraq. Kuwait is floating on nearly 100 billion barrels worth of oil. That's what makes this otherwise desolate wasteland one of today's wealthiest nations. Kuwaiti citizens reap the benefits in a big way - in addition to deriving income from the oil prof
Specialist Amber Reinhold likes being "one of the guys." Watch a report here.
In a day and age where vilifying the mission in Iraq, and directly opposing our own military seems to be in vogue on college campuses, in the media and even from candidates running for president, I find great satisfaction in hearing from those of you who feel, as I do, that those who best understand the war are the heroes who are doing the fighting.
The Iraqi Army once again proved its capabilities on Sunday, April 6 when it rescued 42 University Students who had been kidnapped by Al Qaeda.
If you've heard anything out of Iraq in the last two weeks, most likely it's been about the renewed violence stemming from the "Mahdi Army," which is led by Shiite Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.
American Fork, Utah, native Sgt. Nathan Barnes, a Soldier with 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, was killed in Rushdi Mullah, Iraq, when his unit came under attack by small-arms fire July 17. Rather than hold bitterness toward the people of a foreign land where their son died, Barnes' family is embracing them. Barnes often sent home photos of children in the areas he served. His father, Kevin, said Nathan truly loved the Iraqi children. Nat