1st American GI to die....

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  1. Gonzo

    Gonzo Infinitesimally Outrageous Staff Member

    in actual combat-not bad, it's been 90 days so far, let's hope it keeps that type of record.

    By ROBERT BURNS, AP Military Writer

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. Army Special Forces soldier was killed Friday by small-arms fire during an ambush in eastern Afghanistan , the first American military death from enemy fire in the war against terrorism.

    A CIA officer was wounded but was expected to survive.

    Gen. Tommy Franks, commander of U.S. Central Command, said the casualties underscored the dangers faced by dozens of American special operations forces who are working with local Afghan fighters to coordinate the hunt for Osama bin Laden, his al-Qaida lieutenants and senior Taliban members.

    In a sign of progress, the United States has arranged for Pakistan to turn over to U.S. control the Taliban's former ambassador to Pakistan, Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef, who would be one of the highest ranking Taliban officials to fall into U.S. hands, according to a senior defense official who spoke on condition of anonymity.
  2. s4

    s4 Guest

    Any time one of our servicemen is killed it is bad no matter how small the number.
  3. fury

    fury Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, but when given the choice between only a smaller number and a higher number, wouldn't you rather have a smaller number of casualties than a higher one?

    One death, even if it is the only one in 90 days, is a sad death, but it was certainly not in vain. He/she died serving this great country of ours that many have risked or even sacrificed their lives the same way to build and defend.
  4. fury

    fury Administrator Staff Member

    I hope the military paid a hefty sum to the family of that guy

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