Michelle Malkin has links to the profiles of the eight fallen of the battle last weekend in Afghanistan.
Many were fathers. All were patriots. They were stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado. They leave behind grieving wives, girlfriends, young children, family, and friends. Remember their names. Remember their heroism:
ABC News reports that the guys flying close air support for the battle were amazed at the situation when they arrived on station;
“When we first showed up and put our sensors on Keating, it was just kind of shock,” said Bardwell, 35, of Liman, Wyo., who piloted one of a swarm of Apaches that rushed the base’s defense. “All the amount of flames and the smoke and to see that amount of personnel running outside of their wire. It was really kind of shock.”
Lewallen added, “I’ve been on three deployments and I’ve never seen that large of a force attacking one static position.”
When he first arrived on the scene Saturday, Lewallen said he could see about 30 fighters just along the camp’s perimeter.
The number of attackers has been estimated from 100 to 200. Lewallen said he thought as many as 350 were involved in the assault.
Everyday, I am more in awe than the day before of the quality of young men and women who volunteer to put themselves in harm’s way for us. If this is what they do when they’re “disillusioned” imagine what they’ll accomplish when the Obama Administration gets off their collective ass and starts supporting them.