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Someone You Should Know: 1st Battalion, 26thInfantryRegiment

Someone You Should Know: 1st Battalion, 26thInfantryRegiment

Bruce McQuain from Blackfive joined us once again for Someone You Should Know, our weekly tribute to the troops. Bruce spent 28 years in the U.S. Army and he is a veteran of the Vietnam war. He brings a perspective and understanding to these stories that we could never match.

This week he told us about Charlie Company of the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment,

From Stars and Stripes,

"In May 2007, Charlie Company of the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment patrolled Adhamiyah, a Sunni enclave in northeast Baghdad that was arguably the most dangerous neighborhood in Iraq. No battalion has seen more soldiers fall in a single deployment since Vietnam, and Charlie, with 13 lost, was the hardest-hit company in the battalion.

When Charlie was pulled from Adhamiyah a few months later, it was replaced with an entire battalion augmented by a company and specialty platoons."

The Someone You Should Know radio collaboration began as an extension of Matt Burden’s series at Blackfive. Bru

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