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MAY 2011 . . . .From LTC Don Hill . . . .White Currahe Chronicle May 2011 . . . . Click Here To See PDF
30 Mar 2011: Cpt. David V. Schulz
Thanks so much for your continued support! The fine men of Fox Company continue to do great things for the nation and as the weather begin to improve, so does our operational tempo! You can stop sending the hand and feet warmers, but please continue to send the snacks, energy bars/drinks, and tuna meals as they accompany us during our long walking patrols. Coffee is also a luxury and our 'big' move is just about complete. Thanks again for your continued support as we round out this long deployment
April 2011 . . . .From LTC Don Hill . . . .White Currahee Chronicle April 2011 . . . . Click Here To View PDF
Feb/Mar 2011 . . . .From LTC Don Hill . . . .White Currahee Chronicle Feb 2011 . . . . Click Here To View PDF
Jan 2011 . . . .A message from Capt. Shultz and the Company C (F) guys for Jan. . . ..Click Here To View PDF
Dec 2010 . . . .From LTC Don Hill . . . White Currahee Chronicle DEC issue III
Dec 2010 . . . .Currahee Vets,
______I trust this note finds you enjoying a wonderful Christmas and looking forward to a spectacular New Year! I want to apologize for taking so long in tendering my thanks on behalf of the entire 1st Platoon for the wonderful goodies you have collected and sent to us. We have enjoyed them immensely!!
Just to give you an update on the guys, 1st Platoon is finally 100% deployed in theatre. Several guys, including myself, were late deployer’s due to schools (Ranger School in my case) or dwell time. We were the force protection platoon for a couple months but have finally begun running our own missions. Despite being on force pro for the first part of the deployment, many members of the platoon have already distinguished themselves. A detachment from 1st was involved in the 30 October battle at COP Margah in which 50 or so Americans killed around 120 insurgents who attacked the COP. Our Weapons Squad Leader distinguished himself in the battle and was awarded the “Silver Star” by Gen. Petreaus. Several other members of the platoon received valor awards. Our platoon also has the highest number of Purple Hearts in the Company, although, thankfully, they are all for relatively minor injuries. I continually remind the platoon that this is not a record we prefer to hold. However, it does demonstrate the unflinching bravery of the men of 1st Platoon who will risk their safety to close with and engage the enemy.
Next month, the platoon will be running missions out of COP Margah, in the northern part of our Company’s battle-space. Mail is sporadic out there but I do have a few requests to pass on from the boys should you send another package during the winter. The guys love catching up on the latest news, sports statistics, and pop culture via magazines. They are also partial to items such as gum, M&Ms, and any other snacks portable enough to take on mission. Some of the guys have become almost addicted to the little instant coffee packets as well because they can carry it with them on a multi-day patrol. With the cold winter setting in, hand and toe warmers are also a God-send. They guys use them not only to keep their extremities warm, but to ensure the doc’s medical supplies don’t freeze during the night.
I will send some photos of the platoon as soon as I can get them off my camera and you are welcome to share them with friends and fellow Currahees. We have a great group of men, tough in a fight, brutally honest with each other, willing to sacrifice everything for a brother in arms, and always ready with a smile or joke to ease the aches of a long patrol. No matter what annoyances or admin problems I deal with during deployment, I count it the greatest honor and privilege to be able to lead and fight with these men.
Thank you so much for your faithful support and care for the men of 1st Platoon. The battle cry of the regiment is “Currahee!” – “Stands Alone!” However, with the support of faithful our friends back home, we know that we are never truly alone.
From the boys of 1st Platoon – Thank you all very much and have a Merry Christmas and Great New Years!!!
Currahee!!! 1LT Andrew Campbell, 1st Platoon Leader
Dec 2010 . . . .Here are some recent pictures of 1st PLT. Please feel free to pass these along to the rest of our friends and supporters back home. Thanks.
1LT Andrew Campbell
1st PLT, F Co, 2-506IN
19 Dec 2010 . . . . Fox Company wishes everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas!!!
Thank you again for everything and we wish you all Happy Holidays. Currahee!, Capt. David V. Schulz
We have been extremely busy fighting off the bad guys and building our lil Combat Outpost. We are very thankful for having your support. The boys had a blast celebrating with our extended families in combat.
Nov 2010 . . . .From LTC Don Hill . . . White Currahee Chronicle NOV issue II
Nov 16 2010 . . . .Thanks so much for your support! We have been very busy and it's starting to get cold here. We really appreciate all the goodies and snacks and personal hygiene stuff you send us. Please keep sending us microwavable foods, Cup-O-Noodle soups, Tuna-in-a-Box, Ritz Crackers, Gummy Bears, Sour Patch Kids, Coffee (we looove our coffee), Creamer, Sugar, Splenda, Honey Buns, Gum, Music CDs, DVDs, Nuts, Crackers, Laundry Detergent, Baby-Wipes and hygiene items! Oh and since our living and cooking is very rudimentary, please send us some spices, marinades, and hand mirrors so that we can shave!
Thanks again and please check out our recent web pages below (as you will see, we've been busy!):
OCT 2010 . . . . . White Currahee Chronicle Newsletter on their status in Afghanista
SEP 2, 2010 . . . Coalition Forces Repel Insurgent Attack
. . . . . . . . . . . .International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release
WASHINGTON, DC, September 2, 2010 - Coalition forces repelled an insurgent attack in the Bermel District of Paktika Province after a failed attack on Combat Outpost Margah.
The attack began in the early morning with insurgent small arms and indirect fire against the outpost. Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment and 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment responded to the attack with mortars and small-arms fire before calling for support from Task Force Viper, 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment.
Aircraft conducted two passes over the area, killing at least 20 insurgents in two separate engagements. No coalition or Afghan forces were injured in the attack.
CNN: US Soldiers Fend off Attack : 3-1/4 minute Video; about C Company
SEP 2010 . . . . . Your "packages from home" mean a great deal in the life of a soldier on the front lines.
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