I'm sure that some of my readers here have personal connections to the Marines' Lima Company - specifically 3rd Battalion, 2nd (or 25th?) Regiment, 1st platoon - in which case the following news is alarming:
Sunday, May 8, 2005 - Ambush in Ubaydi
In which several members of one squad were KIA. But then on...
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 - Demise of a hard-fighting squad
The same squad's Amtrac was blown up by explosives, rendering the entire squad KIA or wounded in the matter of a few days.
Lima Company consists of Marine reservists drawn from across Ohio. Joel and I have a personal connection to Lima, in Corporal James McCauley. He's a stand up man, and I hope you all will continue praying with me for the safety and blessing of the good folks in Lima Company.
Unfortunately, I don't know as to James' current status, but rest assured I'll update as I find out more information.
If you find out any new information, please leave a link in the comments.
UPDATE - Joel has more info.
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Friday, May 13, 2005
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