Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Extended Brigade Suffers Casualty
By ROBERT BURNS, AP Military Writer
Tue Sep 5, 5:07 PM ET
WASHINGTON - The Army brigade whose year-long tour of duty in Iraq was extended by the Pentagon last month just as the soldiers were beginning to return home has suffered its first death since taking on the extra duty.
The Pentagon on Tuesday announced the death of Staff Sgt. Eugene H.E. Alex, 32, of Bay City, Mich. He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade, from Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
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Terry's Comment: The Republicans can now truthfully say that military personnel sent to Iraq are not being sent to a Vietnam type war. In Vietnam, if you made three-sixty-five alive you were on your way back to the world.
Terry D. Barhorst Sr.
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