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Faces of combat: Task Force Bulldog

 

Written by By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte
300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKunar, Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Spc. William B. James of Columbus, GA, forward observer for 4th Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, calls in mortar fire during a more than three-hour fire fight at the Shege East Afghan National Police checkpoint September 18th.

An estimated two dozen Insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms at the post in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province. International Security Assistance Forces and ANP responded in kind with small arms, heavy machine gun and mortar fire. Neither ISAF nor ANP personnel were injured during the attack.

U.S. Army Spc. William B. James of Columbus, GA, forward observer for 4th Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, calls in mortar fire during a more than three-hour fire fight at the Shege East Afghan National Police checkpoint Sept. 18. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Spc. William B. James

 

Jordan E. Martinez

Kunar Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Spc. Jordan E. Martinez of Canby, OR, a gunner for 4th Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, pauses after opening fire with his .50-caliber machine gun against insurgents who shot at his unit’s convoy September 18th in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province.

The encounter occurred after a more than three-hour fire fight at the Shege East Afghan National Police checkpoint. Neither ISAF nor ANP personnel were injured during either attack.

U.S. Army Spc. Jordan E. Martinez of Canby, OR, a gunner for 4th Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, pauses after opening fire with his .50-caliber machine gun against insurgents who shot at his unit’s convoy Sept. 18th in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Spc. Jordan E. Martinez

Claudio J. Wilson

Kunar Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Pfc. Claudio J. Wilson of Brooklyn, NY, a grenadier with 1st Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, scans a nearby ridgeline after returning fire against an enemy sniper from a mountaintop observation post in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province September 21st.

The unit and Afghan National Army troops visited Observation Post Rocky to help prepare for transferring the base from the Afghan National Police to the ANA by the end of October. The handover will allow more police officers to be placed at stations closer to more heavily populated areas. A sniper fired numerous shots at the ISAF and ANA during the September 21st visit, but no troops were injured in the attack.

U.S. Army Pfc. Claudio J. Wilson of Brooklyn, NY, a grenadier with 1st Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, scans a nearby ridgeline after returning fire against an enemy sniper from a mountaintop observation post in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province Sept. 21st. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Pfc. Claudio J. Wilson

Jimmy L. Schumacher

Kunar Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jimmy L. Schumacher of Savannah, TN, a squad leader with 1st Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, scans the area from a mountaintop observation post in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province after being shot at by an enemy sniper September 21st.

The unit and Afghan National Army troops visited Observation Post Rocky to help prepare for transferring the base from the Afghan National Police to the ANA by the end of October. The handover will allow more police officers to be placed at stations closer to more heavily populated areas.

A sniper fired numerous shots at the ISAF and ANA during the September 21st visit, but no troops were injured in the attack.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jimmy L. Schumacher of Savannah, TN, a squad leader with 1st Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, scans the area from a mountaintop observation post in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province after being shot at by an enemy sniper Sept. 21st. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jimmy L. Schumacher


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