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Media reports on Afghanistan outpost battle were exaggerated

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Commander: Media reports on Afghanistan outpost battle were exaggerated


173rd’s fight not symbol of more violent Afghanistan, says Preysler
By Mark St.Clair, Stars and Stripes
Mideast edition, Sunday, July 20, 2008

"The sky is not falling," Col. Charles "Chip" Preysler, commander of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, said Saturday from Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

Preysler spoke via telephone less than a week after his paratroops and their Afghan allies were involved in a fierce attack at a small post near the village of Wanat. In the July 13 battle, nine of his men were killed and 15 others wounded.

Link:

http://www.stripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=63491&archive=true


Link to another older report on this battle from soldiers.

Link:

http://www.stripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=63479&archive=true
 

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