November 4, 2004 |
A white Chevy Suburban with bullet holes in the windshield veered menacingly toward the Marine convoy rumbling down a sleepy country road. Capt. Jer Garcia got a look at the driver's eyes. "I knew instantly that this was not right and he was going to do something bad," Garcia, the company commander, recalled Wednesday. But there was no time to react. The suicide vehicle plowed into a seven-ton truck ferrying 18 Marines from Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment.
October 28, 2004 |
The U.S. military announced the deaths of a Marine and a soldier in separate incidents in Iraq. Cpl. Brian Oliveira, 22, of Raynham, Mass., died Monday of injuries inflicted by enemy action in Al Anbar province, a Pentagon statement said. Oliveira was assigned to Camp Pendleton, Calif. In the other incident, a soldier with the Army's 13th Corps Support Command was killed and a second was wounded when a motorcycle blew up next to their convoy Wednesday near Balad, the U.S. military reported.
October 14, 2004 |
Six U.S. soldiers were reported killed in attacks here and in the northern city of Mosul as anxiety mounted over a feared wave of insurgent violence during the sacred Muslim month of Ramadan, which begins this week. A pair of roadside bombs in Baghdad killed four American soldiers late Tuesday and Wednesday, and a car bombing on a convoy in Mosul killed two and injured five, the military said. The names of the dead were withheld pending notification of their families. In all, 1,081 U.S.
April 15, 2003
The North: The allied presence in Mosul, Irbil and Kirkuk is reinforced by 173rd Airborne Brigade and the arrival of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Operations remain focused on finding regime leaders and searching key facilities. Special operations and conventional forces spread throughout the northern oil fields have secured all the fields. One oil fire is still burning.
April 13, 2003
Key battlefield developments in Iraq during the last week: * Sunday April 6 Sweep into Baghdad North: A U.S. warplane accidentally bombs a convoy of Kurdish fighters and U.S. Special Forces troops, killing 18 and injuring 45 others. Central area: U.S. troops capture one of Saddam Hussein's palaces. U.S. soldiers and Marines surround Baghdad. South: British officials say Gen.