This was sent to me, and I found it pertinent to the preceeding post about 2/4:
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 2:03AM
Subject: Update from Lt Co Kennedy
Dear Ladies, the last two days have been the hardest two days this battalion has faced in over 30 years. Within the blink of an eye the situation went form relatively calm to a raging storm.
You’ve known that since arriving there has been violence; attacks have been sporadic and mostly limited to roadside bombs. Your husbands have become experts at recognizing those threats and neutralizing them before we are injured. Up to this point the war has been the purview of corporals and sergeants, and the squad they lead.