Events that resulted in awards for valor

11 August 2006: India Firefight and IED / VBIED Discovery

India Company came under enemy machine gun and RPG fire. A mounted and dismounted element pursued the enemy, later uncovering an improvised explosive device and a vehicle borne improvised explosive device.
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14 June 2006: India Company Firefight in Haditha

A joint India Company-Iraqi Army patrol was attacked in Haditha, resulting in one Marine killed. — Source: Regimental Combat Team 7 Press Release
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3 June 2006: FOB Haqlaniyah Attack

“In the afternoon of June 3, outside the Marines forwarding operating base located in the violent city of Haqlaniyah, three insurgents armed with automatic rifles and wearing face masks opened fire on Marines working in front of the barrier-laden base.The Marines returned fire and two minutes later, another squad of Marines flooded the streets outside the forward operating base… and launched an overwhelming counter-attack that resulted in two of three insurgents dead within 10 minutes.” — Source: 1st Marine Division Press Release

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22 May 2006: FOB Haqlaniyah IED Attack

Enemy forces set off an IED near the entrance to FOB Haqlaniyah, resulting in two Marine fatalities.
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14 May 2006: EOD IED Attack

An improvised explosive device attack on “Freelance,” a unit that provided security for Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team 2, Detachment 4, results in two Marines from Headquarters & Service Company killed and two wounded in action.

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