Tuesday, March 22, 2011
For the most part we have mentally left the FOB behind, but we are still watching the news especially while in theater. Two soldiers from the Second Stryker Cavalry Regiment, one of the main units that we supported at FOB Lagman, were killed by a member of one of the Afghani security groups who either switched allegiance or was a plant. Given that an Afghan security group took over base security on FOB Lagman about three months ago, while we were there, the immediacy of this incident is apparent. Additionally, the memorial wall at the navy compound in Kuwait has a plaque for LT Florence Choe, who was part of the navy medicine community and killed in 2009 in similar fashion. It could have been any one of us.