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In Search Of The Mad Mortarman In Iraq

Below is a link to an article about troops in Iraq looking out for each other. It displays the kind of warrior spirit. This one will make any of you Redlegs (artillery men and women) proud! Here is an exerpt:


DBAT2003-11-24.jpgDelta Battery seeks, waits for Mad Mortarman

By Sgt. 1st Class Todd Oliver
Photo By PFC Brandon Aird
AL HAWIJA, Iraq (Army News Service Nov. 24, 2003)

...It's just that the boys of Delta are hoping to drop in on this man, drop a 105mm howitzer round in on him to be exact.

From the nearby town of Al Hawija, the Mad Mortarman lobs both mortar and artillery shells and rockets at Forward Operating Base McHenry, home to 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment. The men of 1-12 are friends of Delta Battery you see and like any good friend Delta Soldiers are a little ticked that someone is trying to kill their comrades.

Without making light of the situation, they did the only thing a bunch of artillerymen could do; they dragged their guns out to the FOB and waited.

They still wait.

But they're the patient kind, and they’re confident they’ll get the Mad Mortarman.

It's just a matter of time...


That was just a taste. Go check out the whole article.

Stay tuned. I'll let you know if they get that sonofabitch.