Saturday, November 18, 2006

What "leading from the front" means

Felt humble today?
Last Sunday, First Lt. Michael Cerrone, 24, exited his Humvee to check out a suspicious car. His gunner, Specialist Harry "Buck" Winkler was covering the platoon from the turret. As the Lieutenant neared the vehicle, a man exited the car and approached the Humvee. The man detonated a bomb strapped to his body. Specialist Buck Winkler and First Lieutenant Cerrone, the son of Brigadier General Cerrone (on the staff of the 18th Airborne Corps), died in the blast. Two other paratroopers were seriously wounded. Cerrone and Winkler were paratroopers of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division. Winkler leaves behind his wife, Charity, and son, Owen. Cerrone was single.
Much more over at BLACKFIVE. Fair winds and following seas to the Cerrone and Winkler family.

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