Friday, July 16, 2004

This day in history

On July 16, 2003, 28-year old Ram?n Reyes Torres of the 432nd Airborne of the U.S. Army Reserve based in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, became the 148th GI, and the eighth from Puerto Rico, to be killed in action in Iraq.

Also on July 16, 2003, the American military commander in Iraq, General John P. Abizaid, having just assumed command there, declared that the enemy was engaging “a classical guerrilla-type” war against the 130,000 U.S. forces stationed in that defeated country. In retrospect, this was a shocking departure from what was heralded in April 2003 as a brilliant and swift conventional war rout.

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