Monday, July 09, 2007

Model Rocketry Run Amok

This is what happens when you cross bad parenting with Russian made rockets.

Just like Barney Fife used to say; "First sign of a child going wrong you've got to nip it in the bud...nip it."

RELEASE No. 20070704-15
July 4, 2007

MND-B aircrews thwart rocket attack on IZ
Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

BAGHDAD — Multi-National Division-Baghdad attack helicopter crews engaged a group of terrorists attempting to fire a rocket toward the International Zone at approximately 10 p.m. July 2 in eastern Baghdad.

Apache crews from 1st “Attack” Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, were conducting aerial reconnaissance when they spotted terrorists emplacing a rocket in the eastern Baghdad Sadr City District aimed toward the International Zone. The Apache crews gained positive identification of 10-15 terrorists who dispersed as the Apache crews closed in on their position.

The Apache crews got clearance to fire from the ground unit and engaged a van and two sedans in which the terrorists fled the site. The crews also fired on the rocket system. The engagement resulted in three enemy vehicles and a rocket system destroyed.



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