Ma Deuce Gunner

Ma Deuce Gunner


Sunday, July 10, 2005


The terrorists tried to hit the hospital today. THE HOSPITAL!!!!!!!!!!! More on that in a minute.

A BMW pulled up to the gate at the hospital and a guy got out and ran. So, the IP's guarding the hospital gave it a shove, and it went Ka-blooey. I don't know if there were casualties in that one.

Moments later, another guy pulls up in this station wagon, and says he needs to visit someone in the hospital. He gets out of his car, leaves it at the gate, and goes inside the hospital. The IP take a look in the rear cargo area of the car and see an artillery round. Uh oh.

Luckily the IP's were able to push the station wagon down the road about a hundred meters, without it going BANG. I arrived on the scene at this time. The Iraqi police was evacuating the people from hotels and shops near the second car. I tell you what, these guys had a good perimeter set up. EOD was able to come out and control-detonate the device. It blew up...again......and again. EOD blew the first charge, and then the car burned. I got video of the hood of the car, what looked like an older Impala station wagon, 200 feet in the air. Seriously, I mean WAAAAAAY up there.

It turns out there was other ordnance in the vehicle...and it blew without warning. Luckily we were keeping our distance and were behind cover while it burned... because about three minutes later, a secondary explosion, bigger than the first, took everyone by suprise...I was about 75m away from it, around the corner of a building. So, after checking to make sure the VIP we were escorting was OK, we pulled back away from the car a bit further. Good thing. The third explosion took us all even more by suprise, I think, because we figured, "OK, thats it, Cool." It was amazing. Four or five minutes after that, the thing blew up AGAIN, and we were standing there looking at each other, wondering "Holy Smokes, just how many rounds were in there??" It was kinda like being at the circus, wondering just how many clowns are gonna come out of the little car...instead it was wondering just how many times the car is gonna go BOOM.

Later, on the radio, we heard that the Iraqi FD got the flames on the car put out, and the area cooled off, when they found 5 more artillery rounds that were blown clear of the vehicle that did not explode. If they had all gone, it woulda been a big-biggie. I mean HUGE.

VBIED...after the first blast

Now comes my rant...

These sicko's tried to blow up the hospital. They attacked innocent people on public transportation in London on Thursday. These barbarians need to be dealt with very heavy-handedly. Anyone who attacks innocents deserves a whuppin. I don't understand how anyone can sympathize with their cause. Now, dear readers, I know most of you agree with me, that's why you read this page. If you know anyone who can "sympathize" or "understands" what these terrorists are doing, ask them what good blowing up the hospital can do. I can understand everyone complaining and moaning, calling for us to withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan.....if it was the US and Coalition Forces trying to demolish the hospitals of this country. BUT IT IS TERRORIST SCUM, the very forces we are here to defeat.

UPDATE: 7-11-05, 1100hrs The first blast was a suicide VBIED, and four innocent civilians were killed, and approximately 15 were wounded.

UPDATE: 7-15 In response to the last few anonymous comments, I can't comment on wether we caught the guy, or what would happen if we did. Sorry, OPSEC considerations.




At 11:04 AM, Anonymous Jamie Good said...

Let them try to blow up the hospital, it shows them for the idiotic animals that they really are.

Very glad that you guys were able to handle the situation without incident, very big smile here!

At 11:18 AM, Anonymous MissBirdlegs in AL said...

They don't care who they kill or maim. They belong to a culture of death. How anyone could support them is beyond me! Some people don't like to hear it, but there is EVIL in the world, and these folks are EVIL personified!

At 12:06 PM, Anonymous MDG's Wife said...

Praise God those other 5 rounds didn't go off. I am so thankful you are being watched over.

At 5:27 PM, Blogger warriorjason said...

I've seen a few liberals, like Moore, who say that the terrorists in Iraq are the modern day MinuteMen. I beg to differ. Our founding fathers did not advocate the decapitation of innocent civilians, nor did they support the blowing up of women and children by IEDS. Great site

At 5:59 PM, Blogger LoveMyTanker said...

Well said and thank for sharing! Always love reading your blog and continue to be thankful for your service and the service of all military members! Stay safe!

At 9:00 PM, Blogger Maggie45 said...

Me too, MDG's wife!!! Your man is really something. He's in my prayers every day, as are all of our men and women who are out there protecting us. And thank you for YOUR service, too.

At 6:24 AM, Blogger Subsunk said...


I'm just glad Real Men like you are there to handle this scum. You and your mates need to keep up the pressure, and hand these jerks their asses after you blow them off.

Be careful, but be aggressive. They will only understand force met with greater force. So far, all they've shown us is how big a coward they are when Real Men (US, IPs, Iraqi Army) show up.

Again, I'm glad there are tough folks there to help the Iraqis and to keep us safe.

Press on. To Victory.


At 6:32 AM, Blogger Chevy Rose said...

In their twisted evil thinking ANYONE who is not the same mind-set as them is marked to die. ANY man, woman, or child that's even in a hospital where we(USA)are is damned by them.

I pity them when Iraqian police and military get their hands on them. God bless you and continue keeping your tail down and eyes open.

At 6:46 AM, Blogger John Schroeder said...

This is as contemptable as human behavior gets. These people truly need killing.

At 11:33 AM, Blogger Caelestis said...

Hey Ma Deuce, I'll be up ay FOB Warrior in the near future until the 116th rotates out, maybe we can do lunch. Caelestis out

At 7:44 PM, Anonymous Joey's Pop said...

My son is up the road from you in Tall'Afar, to him, you, and your brothers and sisters I thank you for standing to each day and keeping us safe in our beds at night. Stay sharp!

At 8:29 AM, Anonymous u-djb said...

Thanks for telling us, and the world, your story. We all appreciate what you are doing for us over there.

At 12:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just curious, do you know if the IP nabbed either of the two guys?

At 4:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What would happen if you capture one of them ?

At 1:03 PM, Blogger jtb-in-texas said...

God Bless you MDG, and keep you safe!

At 12:16 PM, Anonymous Benjamin Higuchi said...

Merri Xmas and Happy New Year!


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