Saturday, March 31, 2007

Scott Helvenston, R.I.P.

Today marks the 3rd anniverary to the day of the death of Scott Helvenston, he was ambushed in Fallujah on 3/31/04.
I first saw Scott on a short lived reality TV series called "combat missions" that featured a bunch of former SEALs and special forces operators along with SWAT team members doing excercises that demonstrated their considerable skills and competing for a truck and a 6 figure prize.

Scott went to Iraq as a security guard for Blackwater USA. Scott Helvenston, Jerry Zovko, Wesley Batalona and Michael Teague, were dragged from their cars, beaten, and set ablaze. Their burned corpses were then dragged through the streets before being hung over a bridge crossing the Euphrates. The two vehicles that they were charged with protecting were able to escape.

Thoughts and prayers to all those currently serving in harm's way and thanks to those who have sacrificed their time, their efforts and in some cases their lives.


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