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Posted: 9/7/2005 5:15:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2005 5:16:58 AM EDT by Painter]
This from Fox News


Four U.S. Contractors Killed Near Basra
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A roadside bomb exploded Wednesday near a passing convoy of American security guards in the southern city of Basra (search), killing four contractors, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said.

Three of the men were killed instantly and a fourth died after British troops took him to a military hospital, embassy spokesman Peter Mitchell said.

"All four individuals worked for a private security firm supporting the regional U.S. Embassy office in Basra," Mitchell said in a statement.

AP Television News videotape showed an overturned white SUV in a ravine next to a busy highway. Six British Army Land Rovers, together with Iraqi police cars and two civilian ambulances were parked nearby. British soldiers were seen loading a body from the SUV into a military ambulance.




Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:18:21 AM EDT
That's sad
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:18:58 AM EDT
RIP
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:19:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:22:05 AM EDT
I wonder which outfit they worked for...
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:25:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:30:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:
I wonder which outfit they worked for...



Don't know yet
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 9:09:11 AM EDT
Damn.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 9:12:59 AM EDT
Damn, that sucks. I know someone doing that type of detail...
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 9:17:03 AM EDT
We definitely need a check-in from SIMPLYDYNAMIC and crew.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 9:23:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 9:25:24 AM EDT
I have a friend over there right now that I haven't heard from in a while. I've already lost one friend over thereI don't want to lose another.


RIP brothers
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 9:33:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 2:49:28 PM EDT
Might be time to go Fallujahtize the area around Basra.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 8:47:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KlubMarcus:
Might be time to go Fallujahtize the area around Basra.



I'll second that motion

I still haven't heard who those men were with.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 8:54:16 PM EDT
It's not SIMPLYDYNAMIC. Last I heard he was going to go do some work in New Orleans
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 9:39:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2005 9:39:46 PM EDT by ToyCop]

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:
I wonder which outfit they worked for...



Triple Canopy.

From Excite news.

Alan Ptak, senior vice president for the company, identified the four men as: Ronald Hyatt of Calera, Ala.; Robert McCoy of Refugio, Texas; Robert Pole of Miller Place, N.Y.; and Ryan Young of Lewisburg, Tenn.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 9:44:01 PM EDT
Everytime I hear that an American Contractor gets killed scares the hell out of me,
My brother is over there with KBR. Sorry to here this
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 10:01:29 PM EDT
Damn. RIP guys
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 10:10:51 PM EDT
guess the lure of big money, has it's pitfalls.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 10:12:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mobius:
guess the lure of big money, has it's pitfalls.



Yeah, whatever
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 10:12:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mobius:
guess the lure of big money, has it's pitfalls.



Go preach your drivel somewhere else.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 10:29:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mobius:
guess the lure of big money, has it's pitfalls.




April 2005 Your pathetic
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 10:38:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2005 10:40:05 PM EDT by mobius]

Originally Posted By dpmmn:

Originally Posted By mobius:
guess the lure of big money, has it's pitfalls.




April 2005 Your pathetic



that is you're not your, at least get the spelling right . and what is pathetic about saying the truth?
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 10:52:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ToyCop:

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:
I wonder which outfit they worked for...



Triple Canopy.

From Excite news.

Alan Ptak, senior vice president for the company, identified the four men as: Ronald Hyatt of Calera, Ala.; Robert McCoy of Refugio, Texas; Robert Pole of Miller Place, N.Y.; and Ryan Young of Lewisburg, Tenn.



Damn my buddy is over there with Triple Canopy. Thank God it wasn't him.

Prayers go out to their families.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 10:53:10 PM EDT
FOAD Mobius you scumbag

Do you have any idea who Triple Canopy is? Who their direct link is? Who fills their ranks?

Shut your holster fool, 90% or more of those guys are former green beanies or frogmen that have answered a call and are filling in much needed slots that otherwise would have NOBODY to do them.

I cant make any further comment about this company or guys.

But I will say you are OUT OF YOUR ELEMENT

You sir are a complete waste of otherwise useful oxygen.

Have the best day ever,

Dram
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 10:54:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mobius:

Originally Posted By dpmmn:

Originally Posted By mobius:
guess the lure of big money, has it's pitfalls.




April 2005 Your pathetic



that is you're not your, at least get the spelling right . and what is pathetic about saying the truth?



How about you take your troll ass some where else. It isn't wanted here.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 12:14:20 AM EDT
I hate hearing that about those guys up there. I'm with KBR and everytime I hear news about contractors dying I wonder if it's anyone I know.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 12:28:42 AM EDT

sad indeed
RIP
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 12:32:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 4:26:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2005 4:28:38 AM EDT by ASO544]
This is a New YorK Times article on the company "Triple Canopy". I believe that all of their Security Operators were former Army Delta.

The Other Army

Semper Fi,
ASO544
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 4:28:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2005 4:32:10 AM EDT by Combat_Jack]
Triple Canopy hires almost entirely (or possibly entirely) from former Army SF, including Delta. At least thats what I heard on Lightfighter and from some guys in the service

A guy I know spent 27 years in SF, and works for one of the Ranger batts as a contractor. He says the TC guys he met were squared away.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 6:36:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2005 6:40:44 AM EDT by ASO544]
Triple Canopy= Airborne, Ranger and Special Forces tabs.

This is a a guess as I have heard that phrase before when describing those with all three qualifications.

Then again I am a MARINE, so that "patch" world is a mystery.

Here is a good question. If a person is selected for Delta out of the Ranger Bat or an Airborne unit, once he passes selction, is he awarded a SF tab even though he did not go through the "Q" course, or do they consider the selection process a form of a "Q" course?

Semper Fi,
ASO544
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 9:39:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ASO544:
Triple Canopy= Airborne, Ranger and Special Forces tabs.

This is a a guess as I have heard that phrase before when describing those with all three qualifications.

Then again I am a MARINE, so that "patch" world is a mystery.

Here is a good question. If a person is selected for Delta out of the Ranger Bat or an Airborne unit, once he passes selction, is he awarded a SF tab even though he did not go through the "Q" course, or do they consider the selection process a form of a "Q" course?

Semper Fi,
ASO544



My understanding and I could be wrong but afterthe selection process the recruit must go through the 'Q' course during his training for Delta.

My DI in AIT was selected for Delta while I was there. Great guy.
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