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True Warriors Bleed - Michael Yon's "Gates of Fire"

Posted By Blackfive • [August 25, 2005]

Michael Yon's latest post is up.  I tried to pick one paragraph or two to put here to get you to go read it, but couldn't pick one - they're all great.  It's possibly Yon's best work yet.  Each sentence is packed with life...and death.

Go read.

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» Gates Of Fire from Woody's News
Michael Yon has a great post with a gripping firsthand account (and photos) of a recent firefight in Mosul. [...]That day, Kurilla sensed wrong and told his soldiers to check the three men. As the Stryker dropped its ramp, one [Read More]

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» Did Michael Yon Post Too Soon...for the Right Reasons? Update II from The Opinionator
Update II: Michael Yon has posted his latest dispatch, Gates of Fire, and he adds further information about the engagement LTC Kurilla was wounded in and it is an amazing account of a firefight in which even Yon picks up a weapon! To answer my question... [Read More]

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» Reading Michael Yon's "Gates of Fire" from Talkativeman
There is not much anyone else can say about Michael Yon's latest, Gates of Fire. One simply reads it in a manner of one fell swoop, because one cannot read it any other way. The very first sentence, Combat comes [Read More]

Tracked on Aug 25, 2005 9:23:38 PM

» Michael Yon: Gates of Fire from OldController
Go read the whole thing. [Read More]

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» Dissecting Gates of Fire from Peace Like A River
I want to take a look at some of the details in Yon's account. [Read More]

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» Michael Yon's Gates of Fire from cerdipity
This is simply the most moving, rivetting, scary and otherwise amazing piece of combat reporting in the history of warfare. Hand-to-hand combat in the streets of Mosul, where an embedded writer ends up using a rifle in his own defence.... [Read More]

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» Gates of Fire from euphoricreality.net
We’ve often told our readers how vitally important it is to read the milblogs, to know and understand what is really happeneing in Iraq. Not just for rah-rah purposes, as good as that might feel after slogging through the media’s ever-neg... [Read More]

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