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The defense of COP Margah: A Story of Valor

 

Soldiers Recount Details of Thwarted Complex Attack
  
Written by U.S. Army Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr.
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

CurraheeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan — The Soldiers tasked as the first line of defense for Combat Outpost Margah in Paktika Province were on alert due to reports of a potential attack. The six Soldiers at the observation point were ready, but nobody expected an attack of the magnitude they got.

Clouds filled the sky making that night darker than usual. U.S. Army Soldiers from Company C, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, successfully defended COP Margah from a complex attack against more than 120 insurgents during the early morning hours of October 30th.

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus International Security Assistance Force commander, shakes the hand of U.S. Army Spc. Timothy James of Gilbert, AZ, after pinning him with a Bronze Star Medal with Valor at Combat Outpost Margah Nov. 11th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Hector Santos, Task Force Currahee)

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus International Security Assistance Force commander, shakes the hand of U.S. Army Spc. Timothy James of Gilbert, AZ, after pinning him with a Bronze Star Medal with Valor at Combat Outpost Margah Nov. 11th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Hector Santos, Task Force Currahee)

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