this was the news that made me uneasy, nervous and fearful…then I remembered it is all in God’s hands. He has a plan…His wisdom is not human wisdom. He will use all our mistakes together to make something beautiful. Please God…keep my brother safe…please.
“WASHINGTON, June 19, 2007 – The beginningof a new offensive
targeting al Qaeda in the Iraqi city ofBaqubah highlights recent
operations reported by military officials in Iraq.Troops began
Operation Arrowhead Ripper in Baqubah today, killing 22 insurgents in a
large-scale effort to eliminate al Qaeda members. The 2nd
Infantry Division’s 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team launched the offensive with a quick-strike night air assault early this morning. By daylight, attack helicopters and ground forces had engaged and killed the enemy fighters in and around Baqubah. “The end state is to
destroy the al Qaeda influences in this province and eliminate their threat
against the people,” said Army Brig. Gen. Mick Bednarek, deputy
commanding general ofoperations for the 25th Infantry
Division. “That is the No. 1, bottom-line, up-front, in-your-face task and
purpose.” About 10,000 soldiers,with a full complement of attack
helicopters, close-air support, Strykers and Bradley fighting vehicles, are
taking part in Arrowhead Ripper, which isstill in its opening stages.
Elements of the 1st Cavalry Division’s 3rd BrigadeCombat Team from Fort
Hood, Texas, the 2nd Infantry Division’s 4th Brigade Combat
Team from Fort Lewis, Wash., and the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade from
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, also are participating in the operation. “
( this is an article in American Forces Press Services today, June 19th, 2007)
for more info and the rest of this article check out: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=46459
my little brother is in the 3rd Stryker Brigade from Fort Lewis…please pray with us for his saftey and the saftey of all the soldiers in this war. we will not forget our heroes.