Originally Posted by LiveSteam
No we have not. There were limitations on it.[
I lost a girl friend in Iraq. She was there less than a week. No body came home. The IED more or less vaporized her. & killed one other
34, of Omaha, Nebraska.
Jameson died in Trebil, Iraq. Jameson, a health care specialist was responding to a casualty incident when a secondary improvised explosive device detonated near her location. She was assigned to 313th Medical Company, Army National Guard, Lincoln, Nebraska. Died on July 14, 2005.
How many contractors were killed who were not serving in combat? That could have happened to anyone going over there.
I have no information about how your friend was serving in Iraq, such as in combat or being on a supply line. ( Wasn't that what Jessica Lynch was doing?) The other one you mentioned was a health care specialist responding to a casualty. How is this serving in combat?
Also, it was during Iraq that rules on combat were being bypassed and became a defacto rule due to needing people, in terms of being on front lines. But it was not official policy. I remember reading about it.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950