TF Ironman fights off attack on COP Najil

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Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Matson Task Force Red Bulls Public Affairs Office Saturday, 08 January 2011 21:33

 

LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - A Soldier from Company A, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Ironman, part of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Task Force Red Bulls, scans the area Dec. 29 at Combat Outpost Najil after the COP took mortar and small arms fire. Co. A has been at COP Najil since the end of October, and this was the largest attack of the year on the remote outpost. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Matson, Task Force Red Bulls Public Affairs Office)

LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S Army 2nd Lt. Taylor Gingrich, an infantry officer from Cedar Falls, Iowa, with Company A, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Ironman, part of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Task Force Red Bulls, scans the area in reaction to an attack on Combat Outpost Najil here Dec. 29. Four mortar rounds struck the COP. No Soldiers were hurt, and the attack was quickly suppressed with close-air support. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Matson, Task Force Red Bulls Public Affairs Office)LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Sgt. Kenneth Cain, a squad leader with Company A, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Ironman, part of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Task Force Red Bulls, from Dubuque, Iowa, looks for enemy activity Dec. 29 following an attack on Combat Outpost Najil here. The attack, the largest on the COP to that point, was quickly brought to an end without any injuries to U.S. forces with the help of close-air support. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Matson, Task Force Red Bulls Public Affairs Office)LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - A bomb explodes after being dropped from an F-15 fighter jet Dec. 29 on LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - A bomb explodes after being dropped from an F-15 fighter jet Dec. 29 on LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Pieces of a 60 mm mortar shell recovered from the mountainside behind Combat Outpost Najil after an attack Dec. 29. The attack was the largest against the COP since the Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Ironman, part of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Task Force Red Bulls took over operations. Five mortar shells were fired on the COP from insurgent forces, as well as small arms fire. The attack was quickly extinguished with the help of close-air support without any injuries to U.S. Soldiers. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Matson, Task Force Red Bulls Public Affairs Office)

 

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