I got a call from Gordy Jr. last night and we were able to talk for quite a while. It had been a long time since I spoke with him. Gordy told me that they had a communications blackout for a while due to the recent deaths and injuries. The Army sensibly has a communications blackout right after someone gets killed until the next-of-kin can be notified.
Anyway let me give a quick recap of some of the things we talked about. On July 11′th they came under a pretty serious rocket attack. Gordy Jr. was in a PLS (Palletized Load System) when the rockets came in. He was about 30 feet away from where one exploded and the entire area was hit with shrapnel. Five people were killed during the attack and a bunch of others were wounded. Gordy Jr. is OK.
He says some of the other areas have it worse. For example Assassin Outpost gets hit pretty much every Thursday, regular as clockwork!
I’m so ready for him to come home!