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DOD Identifies Army Casualties (2 Soldiers)
Department of Defense ^ | Feb 14, 2014 | N/A

Posted on 02/14/2014 3:19:13 PM PST by huldah1776

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

They died Feb. 12, in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they were struck by enemy small arms fire.

Killed were:

Spc. John A. Pelham, 22, of Portland, Ore., and Sgt. First Class Roberto C. Skelt, 41, of York, Fla.

Pelham and Skelt were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; US: Florida; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; dod; florida; johnapelham; kapisaprovince; oregon; portland; robertocskelt; veterans; wot; york
Prayers for Pelham's and Skelt's families, friends and brothers in arms. We mourn your loss.

1 posted on 02/14/2014 3:19:13 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

Two more heroes lost to meat grinder ROE.

2 posted on 02/14/2014 3:36:51 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: huldah1776

Good men lost. Pray for them and their families.

3 posted on 02/14/2014 3:52:17 PM PST by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: phormer phrog phlyer

God bless them.

4 posted on 02/14/2014 4:14:28 PM PST by sgtyork (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy)
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To: huldah1776

Every time I see something like this it hurts. These men deserve a country that stands behind them, gives them clear objectives, and makes the Rules of Engagement sensible. I fear they are getting little or none of that.

5 posted on 02/14/2014 4:57:46 PM PST by Gritty (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out! - David Horowitz)
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To: Gritty

True, it really makes me angry that they are forced to be sitting ducks for our Afghan “allies”. RIP fellow Americans.

6 posted on 02/14/2014 5:26:05 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: huldah1776

In case anyone else besides me missed the death of this soldier, too:
Pelham and Skelt were the third soldiers from Fort Bragg killed in Afghanistan this week. Officials said 27-year-old Spc. Christopher A. Landis of Independence, Ky., died Feb. 10, on Bagram Airfield from wounds received when the enemy attacked his dismounted patrol with a rocket propelled grenade, also in Kapisa Province.

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7 posted on 02/15/2014 5:10:17 AM PST by huldah1776
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This should be on the front page of every newspaper. I didn’t even know that we lost 3 heroes this week. The fact that the first was on Bagram airfield is a very bad sign.

8 posted on 02/15/2014 7:34:01 AM PST by Patriot95
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To: Patriot95

As I scrolled down reading the posts, and without seeing yours directly below #7, I had almost the same thought. The death of the soldier at Bagram, of all places and almost 13 years post D-day, is sickening to say the least in what it says about our ROE.

The Romanians used to pull security at Kandahar “outside the wire” and their rules of engagement were real simple and kept us relatively safe. Their ROE? Find the enemy and engage them.

I also believe that they were not signatory to the Geneva Convention, which was another plus!

9 posted on 02/16/2014 3:46:37 AM PST by freepersup (Patrolling the waters off Free Republic one dhow at a time.)
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To: huldah1776

Pelham, RIP.

10 posted on 02/17/2014 4:17:32 PM PST by gaijin
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