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Battle Awards (29 Feb. 2008).
« on: March 01, 2008, 12:12:57 AM »
29TH INFANTRY DIVISION
116TH REGIMENT, 1ST BN
HEADQUARTERS DESK
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Soldiers of the Fightin' 29th,

     Tonight, on leap year, a day that comes up once every four years, the 29th Infantry Division was deployed to fight in an official scrimmage in the city streets of Caen against a more than worthy opponent, the 35th Infantry Division. Three weeks of long preparation practices, 10 months of drilling, hard work and hours upon hours of dedication led Fourth Platoon to a solid victory.

     During the first round, the 29th took up the axis side with the soldiers of the 35th on allies. As live was called both teams rushed to meet each other barrel to barrel, both sides sustaining a few casualties. The 35th had the 29th suppressed on our left flank, but the right flank of the 29th pushed through the lines of defense brining the two Infantry Division's face to face in a building. TSgt. Epperson reminded the men to stay calm and focused while on the assault. With 2 men left on allies, the 29th stormed the building and Pvt. Noye picked off the last two allies in a nose to nose confrontation on a flight of stairs, resulting in a 29th Victory.

     During the second round, the 29th was on allies and the 35th took axis. The 29th rushed out of spawn and was met rounding the corner with hundreds of rounds hailing down upon them from the 35th. The 35th assaulted quick, and ran into the sights of Sgt. McGraw, who in succession eliminated 4 axis near electric alley. The 35th then retaliated, eliminating almost the whole left and rear flank of the 29th, leaving only three alive; 1Lt. Lilley, TSgt. Epperson and PFC Hertez. Those three soldiers went around behind the 35th, coming up on their rear flank. After an exchange of fire, the 35th had two soldiers left, and the 29th had five. TSgt. Epperson ran up to the crack overlooking fire alley and eliminated the MG. 1Lt. Lilley then entered the bank, and when going up to the second floor got taken out by a rifleman watching the ramp. TSgt. Epperson followed in 1Lt.'s footsteps, and fell to the same peril. With three members of the Fightin' 29th left, Sgt. Revelle took the helm navigating himself and the other two into position to eliminate the last member of the 35th. Sgt. revelle was successful in doing so, and secured a second round victory for the 29th.

     On this day, we don't only celebrate our Seventh official victory, but show the benefits for constant drilling every week, and the benefits that can be birthed from hard work and dedication. As Cpt. Wilson always once said, "You get a return investment equivalent to the amount of work you put into it." Those words could not be more spot on, and Fourth Platoon really got their return this evening.

     This victory is not only a victory for those involved, but for the 29th Infantry Division as a whole. Fourth Platoon held high our reputation as a unit tonight and represented all of our past, present, and future members to the utmost of their capabilities. We are the Fighting 29th; not by blood or right, but by training and cooperation. We've earned it.

     For your success this evening, I proudly award these medals for your courageous actions in battle. Well done gentlemen.


First Lieutenant Jake R. Lilley
For victory in battle, First Lieutenant Lilley is being awarded the European-African-Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal. For his participation in his third official scrimmage, Lieutenant Lilley is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 2nd Award. For his on the spot battlefield guidance and contributions to saving the lives of his fellow soldiers, First Lieutenant is also receiving the Soldier's Medal.

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Second Lieutenant Kyle J. Wheatley
For creating an extremely solid plan with each member knowing their backup routes and fallback positions, providing an only option of victory, I am awarding Lieutenant Wheatley the Legion of Merit. For Lieutenant Wheatley's victory in battle, he is being awarded his European-African-Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal, in addition, for participating in his first official scrimmage, Lieutenant Wheatley is receiving his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

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Technical Sergeant David W. Epperson
Technical Sergeant Epperson is being awarded the European-African-Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal for his victory in battle. In addition, for his ability to keep his men calm, superb leadership abilities on the field of battle, and the attention he drew to himself distracting the opponent, taking their sights off of other 29th members, he is being awarded the Soldiers Medal.

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Sergeant Christopher B. McGraw
Sergeant McGraw has a busy night. For victory in battle he is being awarded the European-African-Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal. For his participation in his first official scrimmage, he is receiving his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award. In addition, due to his spot on riflemanship, Sergeant McGraw is being awarded the Silver Star for four kills in an official scrimmage. Thats not all. When Sergeant was watching the back of an entire flank on allies, he single handedly eliminated the opposing force, securing that flanks rear. His actions saved the lives of an entire flank, and for that he is being awarded the Soldiers medal.

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Sergeant Joseph A. Revelle
Sergeant Revelle was also very actively engaged this evening, and was even called upon to lead the remaining force on allies. For his victory in battle, he is being awarded his European-African-Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal. For eliminating three opponents while on allies, Sergeant Revelle is receiving the Bronze Star. And for leading his team to victory, orienting the remaining force to enclose on the last opponent while not sustaining any deaths to his men on the assault, Sergeant Revelle is being awarded the Soldier's Medal.

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Corporal Edwin C. Humphreys
For his victory in battle, Corporal Humphreys is being awarded his African-European-Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Corporal Humphreys is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

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Corporal Jake R. Sabol
For his victory in battle, Corporal Sabol is being awarded his African-European-Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Corporal Sabol is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

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Technician, 5th Grade Andreas R. Husted
For his victory in battle, Technician, 5th Grade Husted is being awarded his African-European-Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Technician, 5th Grade Husted is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

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Private, First Class Nick J. Bradstreet
For his victory in battle, Private, First Class Bradstreet is being awarded his African-European-Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Private, First Class Bradstreet is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

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Private, First Class Paolo N. Hertez
For his victory in battle, Private, First Class Hertez is being awarded his African-European-Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Private, First Class Hertez is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award. Last but not least, he is being awarded the Bronze star for successfully eliminating three opponents in an official scrimmage.

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Private, First Class Jeffrey E. Hutchins
For his victory in battle, Private, First Class Hutchins is being awarded his African-European-Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Private, First Class Hutchins is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

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Private, First Christopher L. Pearson
For his victory in battle, Private, First Class Pearson is being awarded his African-European-Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Private, First Class Pearson is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award. After getting in a nose to nose fire fight, PFC Pearson was damaged down to thirty-three health, but not before ramboing his opponent, securing the flank. For his injuries sustained in battle, he is being awarded the purple heart.

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Private, First Class Zach A. Raddish
For his victory in battle, Private, First Class Raddish is being awarded his African-European-Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Private, First Class Raddish is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award. During the axis attack, Private, First Class Raddish eliminated three members of the opposing force. For his actions and marksmanship he is being awarded the bronze star.

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Private Matthew D. Harnish
For his victory in battle, Private Harnish is being awarded his African-European-Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Private Harnish is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award.

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Private Christopher S. Noye
For his victory in battle, Private Noye is being awarded his African-European-Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal. In addition, for his participation in his first official realism scrimmage, Private Noye is being awarded his Combat Infantry Badge, 1st Award. Last but not least, Private Noye played a major role in our success on axis, eliminating three opponents, the last two finishing off the round. For his skill and marksmanship in an official scrimmage, Private Noye is being awarded the bronze star.

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Although Private McQueen and Private Schultz were not on the roster, they showed up to every single practice whether it was voluntary or required. They stood on the wall and watched patiently as their platoon drilled, and even threw in their two cents on our plans. When called upon, they both acted very responsible and helped their platoon to secure the victory by preparing them day in and day out. When they were thanked all they said was "It's our job." For thier actions, they both are being awarded the Good Conduct Medal.

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Private Thomas P. McQueen
Private Brian K. Schultz


Fourth Platoon has made us all very proud. The unit commends you for your actions this day.

Respectfully,
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First Lieutenant Jake R. Lilley
29th Infantry Division
116th Regiment, 1st Battalion
Charlie Company
Executive Officer




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Re: Battle Awards (29 Feb. 2008)
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2008, 12:16:06 AM »
CONGRATS GUYS... you truly deserve it!  :D

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Re: Battle Awards (29 Feb. 2008)
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2008, 12:17:15 AM »
Good work guys, I really enjoyed it.

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Re: Battle Awards (29 Feb. 2008)
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2008, 12:20:18 AM »
good work guys You guys have all earned these
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Re: Battle Awards (29 Feb. 2008)
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2008, 01:02:35 AM »
Good job, CP4!
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Re: Battle Awards (29 Feb. 2008)
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2008, 03:48:36 AM »
Good Job guys was very nerve racking being in the match and was hard not to breathe heavily after the first round was won

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Re: Battle Awards (29 Feb. 2008)
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2008, 04:13:13 AM »
Congrats mates! You make the 29th proud for the battles we all had =D
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Re: Battle Awards (29 Feb. 2008)
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2008, 05:53:43 AM »
*SALUTE*

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Re: Battle Awards (29 Feb. 2008)
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2008, 07:36:30 AM »
Good job everyone!
I hope some day i cant take part in serving our unit!

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Re: Battle Awards (29 Feb. 2008)
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2008, 07:41:57 AM »
Good Job everyone, It was great Fighting along side you all

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Re: Battle Awards (29 Feb. 2008)
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2008, 07:52:30 AM »
Great Job everyone, you guys did great, and congratz on the awards :)
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Re: Battle Awards (29 Feb. 2008)
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2008, 08:42:57 AM »
Awesome job!  You all deserve every honor that you've received and more.
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Re: Battle Awards (29 Feb. 2008)
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2008, 08:43:26 AM »
Easy win I knew you guys could doo it Great work.
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Re: Battle Awards (29 Feb. 2008)
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2008, 09:35:37 AM »
Great job CP4!!! Show the world what it means to be a soldier in the 29th!!!!

You guys earned this victory a hundred times over.
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Lets hide by this lust
and once we are just dust
he'll know that he loved us

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Re: Battle Awards (29 Feb. 2008)
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2008, 10:23:02 AM »
Very nice job! I'm proud of all of you.

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