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Remember the dustup over the Marine shooting that wounded guy?

December 24 2004 at 10:21 AM
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Response to it too late, to kill him?


I'm reading Thunder Run about the 2Bde of the 3ID's run through Baghdad just to show 'em we could do it. That was a much tougher fight than people imagine and the book is a good read. When the Brigade commander, full Colonel, kept getting word that Iraqis were playing dead and then jumping up and shooting he issued orders to double tap everything to make sure it was dead and would stay dead. The trail platoon had the mission of re-shooting everything that was prone.

If the review of the Marine's case has come out I've missed it, but he shouldn't get any grief for shooting a deceitful Iraqi combatant.

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