Dec2 FUHAYLAT, Iraq (Nov. 28, 2006) – Marines assigned to 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 5 rescued one hostage and uncovered two partially buried caches Nov. 28 while conducting a show of force in Fuhaylat, Iraq.

"By rescuing this gentleman and capturing the kidnappers, it shows the Iraqi people we do care for them, their safety and their future," said Lt. Col. William Seely, the 39-year-old battalion commander from Saigon, Vietnam. "I am extremely proud of those Marines. The Marines saved a life and reunited a family. It just doesn’t get any better."

After receiving intelligence from organic sources, Marines raided a house and launched an extensive search of the premises.

"We hit the house, vehicles enveloped it and we cordoned it off," said Sgt. David Evans, a 23-year-old assistant team leader from Natchitoches, La. "We went through it and searched it."

Soon after gaining entry into the facility, Marines discovered three suspected insurgents reclining in beds and a local national hostage huddled on the floor whose body bore marks of torture.

"It looked like they had beaten him pretty bad with a cane," said Cpl. Eric Maxwell, a 21-year-old pointman from Fort Pierce, Fla. "He couldn’t stand on his own; we had to pick him up. Our corpsman provided medical attention to the guy."

The three insurgents were detained.

Story by 2nd Lt. L King

Comments

  1. It’s stories like this that the American people (and the world) need to hear. But they don’t, unless Fox picks up on it. They are doing a new series American Heros, which I think will be great.
    Thanks for the kind words at Right Truth, I really appreciate you taking the time to visit and comment. It means a lot.

  2. KAREN I. WE MARINES WERE PUT HERE TO DO A JOB,IF D.C WOULD STAY OUT OF IT WE COULD DO AND FINISH OUR JOBS,THAT IS THE PROBLEM,D.C!!! SUIT THEM UP AND LET THOSE MAMA BOYS GO DO SOMTHING TO EARN THEIR RIGHT TO BE AN A/H….HA HA HA,THINK THAT THEY WOUDLD GO? I GOT SOME WORDS THAT I WONT USE FOR THOSE PEOPLE SO COME UP WITH YOUR OWN, I’M SURE THEY ARE THE SAME ONES THAT I WON’T POST ON THIS SITE,BUT BEING A MARINE ITS TOUGH TO HOLD BACK.
    MAJOR PAIN AND MAJOR TACO YOU KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT.
    Taco sorry about the caps.

  3. KAREN I. WE MARINES WERE PUT HERE TO DO A JOB,IF D.C WOULD STAY OUT OF IT WE COULD DO AND FINISH OUR JOBS,THAT IS THE PROBLEM,D.C!!! SUIT THEM UP AND LET THOSE MAMA BOYS GO DO SOMTHING TO EARN THEIR RIGHT TO BE AN A/H….HA HA HA,THINK THAT THEY WOUDLD GO? I GOT SOME WORDS THAT I WONT USE FOR THOSE PEOPLE SO COME UP WITH YOUR OWN, I’M SURE THEY ARE THE SAME ONES THAT I WON’T POST ON THIS SITE,BUT BEING A MARINE ITS TOUGH TO HOLD BACK.
    MAJOR PAIN AND MAJOR TACO YOU KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT.
    Taco sorry about the caps.

  4. You have a right to ‘shout’ Jim Ironfield! I’ve been saying the same thing for so long. Just let the Marines/Soldiers do their job and this war will be over. Can’t be PC and fight a war to win. Thanks for all you do.

  5. One of the Marines listed in this story is my nephew. I’m very proud of him and all of the Marines and troops who take care of ensuring the freedoms we enjoy each and every day due to their sacrifices.

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