Thursday, August 25, 2005

Kurilla Is Shot

Michael Yon continues his eyewitness reporting from the battlefield in Mosul with this hair-raising account of close quarters combat in an alley with the evil terrorist bastards. This time our guys won, but they paid a price. The heroic Lieutenant Colonel Kurilla got shot, but went down fighting.
"The Commander and the terrorist were both being prepped for surgery, when LTC Kurilla said, "Tell Major Bieger to call my wife so she doesn't get a call from the Army first." But someone gave the Commander a cell phone, and I heard Kurilla talking to his wife, Mary Paige, saying something like, "Honey, there has been a little shooting here. I got hit and there was some minor soft tissue damage." The X-ray on the board nearby showed his femur snapped in half. "I'll be fine. Just some minor stuff." That poor woman."

The photo is of CSM Robert Prosser standing over the terrorist sumbitch who shot Kurilla. Prosser beat him in hand to hand combat and flexicuffed him.

It makes you wonder how many heroic war stories are not told because the defeatist mainstream media only reports the insurgent victories, never our own.

*** UPDATE ***

Lt Col Kurilla is recuperating from his wounds inthe Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. I would guess that get well and thank you notes would reach him at Lt. Col. Erik Kurilla, C/O Madigan Army Medical Center, Building 9040, Fitzsimmons Drive, Tacoma, WA 98431.

I note without surprise that the heroic Lt. Col. Kurilla is a 1988 graduate of West Point.


Anonymous C130 Aunt said...

LTC Kurilla - the guy is above hero status. I have read the dispatches from Michael Yon and I think of Kurilla as the present day "John Wayne" but knowing Kurilla is fighting for real. What a great man. I would love to meet him. Testosterone with insightful common sense, courage and compassion.

Tue Aug 30, 07:29:00 PM 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I served in the same company as Lt. Col. Kurilla back when he was a 2nd Lt. and fresh out of West Point.
Reading these kind of reports about him comes as no surprise to me. He was a true warrior back then as well, it's just part of the man's character.
Glad to hear he is doing well.

Wed Sep 19, 03:23:00 PM 2012  

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