We have lost two more soldiers since last Monday's post.  One of the saddest stories is the death of Sgt. Cable as he was stabbed in the neck by an Afghan teen as Sgt. Cable played with some local children. There is no word on the condition of the Afghan teenager. Freedom isn't free at all; someone has to pay for it.  Please make it a point this week to go out of your way and thank a soldier.  It's a good habit to get into!

KIA States last week: KY-SC

  • Sgt. Michael C. Cable

    Sgt. Michael C. Cable - Age 26 from Philpot, Ky. Killed In Action on March 27th supporting Operation Enduring Freedom from injuries sustained when his unit was attacked by enemy forces in Shinwar District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. (He was stabbed in the neck by an Afghan teenager while he was playing with some local children.)

    Assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

    Sgt. Michael C. Cable
  • Chief Warrant Officer Curtis S. Reagan

    Chief Warrant Officer Curtis S. Reagan - Age 43 from Summerville, S.C.. Died March 29 supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan from a non-combat related illness. Assigned to the 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

    Chief Warrant Officer Curtis S. Reagan/U.S. Army
  • The Final Taps