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Offline Cpt. Cooke

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Battle Awards - Second Platoon.
« on: August 31, 2009, 10:34:39 PM »
29TH INFANTRY DIVISION
116TH REGIMENT, 1ST BN
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Soldiers of the 29th Infantry Divison,

     Over the past few weeks, the 29th Infantry Division has been locked in an intense battle with the 2nd SS Division.  Three extraordinary battles were fought over the small town of La Gleize which witnessed the fiercest fighting the 29th ID has witnessed in over a year.  Charlie Company, Second Platoon put a valiant fight but were barely beaten out of the overall victory.  The 2nd SS amassed an incredible force with veteran fighters that put victory just out of reach.

     During the first round, the 29th took up the defense of the city.  2Lt. Cunningham formulated a rock solid defense that proved impenetrable.  The 2nd SS tried their hardest to clear out the town of La Gleize, buth the 29th Infantry Division proved too tough beat.  Second Platoon's solid defense saw several soldiers stand out.  Sgt. Hutchins moved the 747th into an aggressive position to try and pin down the advancing axis early.  The 747th scored two quick kills to slow the momentum of the 2nd SS before becoming engaged in a tank duel with an experienced Nazi tank crew.  SSgt. Cranston proved what expertise with a rifle can do executing 5 Axis soldiers at long range.

     During the second battle over La Gleize, the 29th Infantry Division was tasked with taking the city.  Moving through the city with swift precision, they were suddenly stopped cold by a brick wall of Axis soldiers.  Although being ambushed by a prepared force, Second Platoon engaged in a fierce fire fight, refusing to back down.  The entrenched force proved to be too much for Second Platoon, but they died with honor.  They never gave up and used everything at their disposal to try and turn the tide of the battle.

     Several weeks later, Second Platoon was again tasked to face off with the 2nd SS over the town of La Gleize.  This time, neither side had any time to prepare the town for the upcoming battle so they met head first in simultaneous advances.  Predicting a swift and fierce attack from Second Platoon, the 2nd SS decided to draw the 29th Infantry Division into the battlefield of their choosing.  Undeterred, the 29th Infantry Division pushed through the city looking for a decisive victory in unfamiliar territory.  Numerous skirmishes popped up across the city as both forces tried to locate each other.  These skirmishes went back and forth for a period of an hour and a half until the 2nd SS undertook a decisive counter-attack.  With a swift move from their armor unit, the 2nd SS cut off Second Platoon from each other effectively cutting the strength of the 29th Infantry Division in half.  Second Platoon continued fighting with all of their might but came up a little short.  As the last soldier, 2Lt. Cunningham defended his building with everything he got.  Going up against impossible odds, 2Lt. Cunningham continued fighting taking out several Axis soldiers before being overwhelmed.

     Although Second Platoon did not come out victorious, nobody can say they did not fight with everything they had.  Second Platoon went up against one of the most battle hardened and successful Axis forces online gaming as seen.  The 29th Infantry Division handed the 2nd SS their first scrim loss ever, but came up just short.  In the valiant battles over the city of La Gleize, Second Platoon showed that training does pay off.  They have learned much in battle and will share their knowledge with the rest of the 29th.  The 29th Infantry Division will only become stronger from these battles and become even more battle ready. 

     For your actions over the past few weeks, I proudly award these medals for your courageous actions in battle. Well done gentlemen.


Second Lieutenant Daniel G. Cunningham
2Lt. Cunningham fought courageously throughout all of the battles.  In the final battle, Lt. Cunningham racked up five axis kills earning himself the Silver Star.  2Lt. Cunningham was also responsible for saving the lives of numerous soldiers on many occasions throughout all three battles of La Gleize; he is being awarded the Soldiers Medal.  This was also 2Lt. Cunningham's second scrim, warranting the Combat Infantry Badge with one star.

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First Sergeant Glenn S. Hart
This was First Sergeant's third scrim with the 29th Infantry Division earning him the Combat Infantry Badge with two stars.  He also went above and beyond the call of duty to protect the lives of the rest of the 29th Infantry Division by sacrificing his life to eliminate the Axis tank during the first engagement over La Gleize earning him the Soliders Medal.  FSgt. Hart has also met all of the criteria to receive the Sharpshooter Badge for the rifle.

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Technical Sergeant George M. Thompson
This was TSgt. Thompson's second official scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division earning him the Combat Infantry Badge with one star.




Staff Sergeant Daniel P. Cranston
Staff Sergeant Cranston was one of the stand out soldiers of the battles over La Gleize.  During the defense of La Gleize, SSgt. Cranston took out 5 attacking axis from long range earning himself the Silver Star, as well as proving his competency for the Expert Badge with the rifle.  During the third and final battle, SSgt. Cranston was involved in several serious skirmishes with axis forces.  He took out several axis soldiers as well as getting a Bazooka round on the tank leaving it damaged before being taken out by an overwhelming axis counter attack.  For his actions in the third battle, he is being awarded the Bronze Star.  This was SSgt. Cranston's first scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division earning him the Combat Infantry Badge.

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Sergeant Chase H. Pendleton
During the defense of La Gleize, Sgt. Pendleton held the left flank after the rest of his team was taken out.  Ending the round with 3 confirmed kills, Sgt. Pendleton is being awarded the Bronze Star.  This was Sgt. Pendleton's first scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division, so he is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge

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Sergeant Richard M. Conrad
For participating in his second official scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division, Sgt. Conrad is being awarded the Combat Infantry Badge with one star.




Sergeant Jeffrey E. Hutchins
For participating in his second official scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division, Sgt. Hutchins is being awarded the Combat Infantry Badge with one star.




Corporal Jacob T. DeVore
For participating in his first official scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division, Cpl. DeVore is being awarded the Combat Infantry Badge.




Corporal Robert G. Morra
For participating in his first official scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division, Cpl. Morra is being awarded the Combat Infantry Badge.  During the defense of La Gleize, Cpl. Morra killed two axis soldiers, as well as a vital hand in the destruction of the German Tank.  Therefore, Cpl. Morra is being award the Bronze Star

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Corporal Dylan L. Phillips
For participating in his first official scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division, Cpl. Phillips is being awarded the Combat Infantry Badge.




Corporal Tyler R. Selleck
For participating in his first official scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division, Cpl. Selleck is being awarded the Combat Infantry Badge.




Private, First Class Daniel Zhao
For participating in his second official scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division, PFC Zhao is being awarded the Combat Infantry Badge with one star.




Private, First Class Jon D. Gilmore
For participating in his first official scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division, PFC Gilmore is being awarded the Combat Infantry Badge.




Private, First Class Erik C. Kroemer
For participating in his first official scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division, PFC Kroemer is being awarded the Combat Infantry Badge.  During the final battle of La Gleize, PFC Kroemer secured 3 confirmed kills so he is being awarded the Bronze Star

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Private, First Class Xavier R. Lev
For participating in his first official scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division, PFC Lev is being awarded the Combat Infantry Badge.




Private, First Class Vincent P. Pinckard
For participating in his first official scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division, PFC Pinckard is being awarded the Combat Infantry Badge.




Private, First Class Olivier T. Vaillancourt
For participating in his first official scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division, PFC Vaillancourt is being awarded the Combat Infantry Badge.




Private, First Class Daniel C. Olsen
For participating in his first official scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division, PFC Olsen is being awarded the Combat Infantry Badge.




Private, First Class James A. McCulley
For participating in his first official scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division, PFC McCulley is being awarded the Combat Infantry Badge.




Private, First Class Tyler R. Weber
For participating in his first official scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division, PFC Weber is being awarded the Combat Infantry Badge.




Private Scott A. Cochran
For participating in his first official scrimmage with the 29th Infantry Division, Pvt. Cochran is being awarded the Combat Infantry Badge.





Second Platoon has made us all very proud. They fought hard and are worthy of all our respect
Respectfully,
:cooke-white:
Nathan P Cooke
Captain
29th Infantry Division
116th Regiment, 1st Battalion
Charlie Company
Commanding Officer




« Last Edit: August 31, 2009, 11:23:54 PM by Cpt. Cooke »

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Re: Battle Awards - Second Platoon
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009, 10:36:13 PM »
Congratulations gentlemen

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Re: Battle Awards - Second Platoon
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009, 10:57:32 PM »
Congrats to everyone who participated. Sounds like you guys really put up a good fight.
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Re: Battle Awards - Second Platoon
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009, 11:00:02 PM »
Congrats you guys! Sounds like it was an intense battle!

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Re: Battle Awards - Second Platoon
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2009, 11:07:42 PM »
Gratz guys,sounds like it was an intense scrim
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Re: Battle Awards - Second Platoon.
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2009, 11:29:07 PM »
Congratulations CP2. *Salute*

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Re: Battle Awards - Second Platoon.
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2009, 11:32:45 PM »
Congratulations on the awards! Good job CP2!

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Re: Battle Awards - Second Platoon
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2009, 11:33:33 PM »
I know from experience that there is nothing more intense than knowing that you carry the honour of your whole unit when you enter a battle.  You, a single platoon, faced the best of their entire unit, and still did us proud.  *Salute*
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Re: Battle Awards - Second Platoon.
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2009, 11:40:38 PM »
*Salute* I can't imagine how intense that was for you, it was intense for me and I'm in Baker...
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Re: Battle Awards - Second Platoon.
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2009, 11:49:42 PM »
I have to salute every one of you in Second Platoon. Not only were you up against a veteran division both in-game and in history, you proved exactly how strong of a unit we really are, no matter how new our environment or experienced our enemies.

*Salute* hell of a fight fellas!
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Re: Battle Awards - Second Platoon.
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2009, 02:10:32 AM »
Great work guys im prud of you all



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Re: Battle Awards - Second Platoon.
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2009, 02:45:56 AM »
i can honestly say after each night of scrimming, i was physically and mentally drained. It was a strain on us all, these scrims lasted 5 and a half hours overall which is more then anything we could have expected. We gave em hell, and they pushed at us right back. We may have lost this one but Cp2 Will come back stronger next time.

Congratulations Cp2 and all those who helped us, You should be proud of what we achieved these past two months. We have indeed done a very very good job.
Also, the 747 were a massive help. They have shown me just how valuable a tank can be.
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Re: Battle Awards - Second Platoon.
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2009, 02:58:53 AM »
yea...massive hours spent onto this scrim... ARGH
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Re: Battle Awards - Second Platoon.
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2009, 06:12:57 AM »
Congratulations, hopefully the next time that CP2 gets deployed that I'm in there.

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Re: Battle Awards - Second Platoon.
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2009, 06:34:49 AM »
Congratulations CP2, and those who helped. Even though you lost, you fought with honour and courage.  *Salute*
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