Monday, February 13, 2012

Ambush of the 507th

Many people are familiar with the story of PFC Jessica Lynch, the female POW that was rescued by US Special Forces units in Iraq shortly after the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lynch's convoy from the 507th Maintenance Company was ambushed in the town of Nasiriyah. Eleven members of the unit were killed; six were taken as POWs (including Lynch) and released later.

In this diorama, up front and center is Specialist Patrick Miller, who was later credited with engaging and killing the most enemy combatants. Around him are SPC Edgar Hernandez, SPC Joseph Hudson, SGT James Riley and SPC Shoshana Johnson.

Miller was awarded the Silver Star for his bravery. PFC Lynch had an biography published named I Am a Soldier Too, and SPC Shoshana Johnson also had a book published called I'm Still Standing: From Captive US Soldier to Free Citizen - My Journey Home. Johnson had been shot in the foot and ankles during the fire fight.


The following soldiers of the 507th were killed in action (KIA):

The following were assigned to the 3rd Forward Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division Fort Stewart, Georgia and had fallen back in the march column to assist the 507th in vehicle recovery:

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