OIF 05-07

26 August 2006: India-3 Firefight

While occupying a house as an observation post, India-3 took heavy direct fire with one Marine WIA. — Source, Brock Brothers: Personal Attack Record

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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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30 July 2006: Small Arms Attack on Kilo-W


Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device

Logan Asay


Heroic achievement in the superior performance of his duties while serving as Team Leader and Squad Leader, 1st Squad, 4th Platoon, Company K, 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, Regimental Combat Team-7, I Marine Expeditionary Force Forward, from March to September 2006 in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Assigned as a team leader at the commencement of combat operations, he assumed the responsibilities for his squad midway through the deployment with no disruption to the company’s operations. On 30 July 2006, his squad was subjected to an Anti-Iraqi Force small arms fire attack while conducting security operations in Haqlaniyah. He positively identified the enemy and fearlessly led his squad as they returned fire and maneuvered onto the Anti-Iraqi Force position. During a subsequent attack, he exposed himself to enemy fire in order to properly control the actions of his squad and to direct fire onto enemy positions. In both instances, his courage, leadership and decisive actions under fire, helped disrupt a determined enemy attack. Corporal Asay’s initiative, perseverance and total dedication to duty reflected credit upon him and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

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27 July 2006: Weapons Company SVBIED Attack

A Weapons Company outpost was attacked by a suicide vehicle-borne IED, resulting in structural damage and no injuries.  Source — First Marine Division Press Release Read more »

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25 June 2006: India Memorial for Cpl Estrella

060624_estrella_5India Company held a memorial service at their base in Haditha for Corporal Michael Estrella, who was killed in action on 14 June 2006. — Source: First Marine Division Press Release Read more »

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