|CPT William Jacobsen, KIA 21 Dec 2004|
|SSG Robert Johnson, KIA 21 Dec 2004|
It is protocol to immediately shut down all outside communication to the states so four days before Christmas my brother and mother received news that numerous Soldiers had been killed at a Dining Facility in Mosul but no names were being released. I would not be able to call them for a few days and I remember my mom crying and yelling to everyone in the room “he is ok, thank God”. To this day my brother Will and I still refer to this as the worst Christmas surprise ever.
|A Soldier stands watch over his wounded friend until he can be evacuated.|