Talk:Battle of Nasiriyah

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What about the second battle for the bridges?[edit]

Iirc in 2004 the Italian Army plus Carabinieri units fought another battle for the control of the bridges against local insurgents - it's important because it's one of the first times the Centauro_B1 saw action. Should we place the info about the "second battle" here in this article? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 151.20.41.80 (talk) 18:52, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Information about the ambush.[edit]

According to www.icasualties.org there where 34 killed in Nasiriyah during the series of ambushes. There are many problems with the dates too. Now, to make things worse there are some Army casualties with different death causes from the defence link claims.

Please if you have any new info about it, because i know this is a polemical chapter of the war (Because of Jessica Lynch and .etc) write your links here and i will try to share them with the info i have , for the good of the article. Miguel

There was inaccurate information stating that HM3 Vann Johnson was the final casualty in the Battle of Nasiriyah. Vann Johnson was killed along Highway 1 in the same battle that Brian Chontosh was awarded the Navy Cross for.

Australia was involved[edit]

My Uncle who was an Australian Soldier did fight in this battle plus 18 other Australian forces.

I know your right because my Wife is in the Australian army (she`s Australian but Im Filipino) and she is in Iraq and she did fight in the Battle of Nasiriyah. She even got hit in the leg.

Ok, find a citation that Australian forces were in Nasiriyah in late March 2003, and we'll keep the addition. Otherwise, it's just another unsourced edit that should be removed. Lawrencema (talk) 03:19, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Friendly Fire A-10 incident underreported?[edit]

Jon Krakauer's new book "Where Men Win Glory" includes a detailed account of the A-10 incident which concludes that the A-10s accounted for 17 friendly deaths. Does anyone know of other sources? I know that the official account states that only 1 Marine death was due to friendly fire but considering that both the A-10's gun camera tapes were 'lost', and that the military doesn't have a great record with respect to friendly fire incidents (eg. Pat Tillman), I'm not sure whether the official account can be taken as gospel.

Ericpol (talk) 00:15, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

I've been listening to the same book on CD and was bothered enough by Krakauer's report of this incident to look it up. I found the following “Avoid the Blues” report attributing nine Marines killed in this incident written by Mr. Ralph D. Nichols a JRTC CALL Analyst... but I found it on a Brazilian website? http://www.defesanet.com.br/docs/AvoidtheBlues.pdf

According to the JRTC CALL Army Website (http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/ops/call/index.htm), "Our mission at the JRTC is to facilitate data collection at all JRTC exercises to expedite the capture of lessons learned and TTP's for dissemination to the Total Army."

“Avoid the Blues” by Nichols is later referenced in an Air Force Report "FRATRICIDE: A DILEMMA WHICH IS MANAGEABLE AT BEST (U) " byRUSSELL J. HART, JR., MAJOR, USAF http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA422788&Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf

Interesting in that the “Avoid the Blues” report is from the Army and not the Marines or Air Force, the branches involved in this incident. But, the Air Force report later referencing it would appear to confirm it as official.

This is my first comment on Wiki so I don't want to rush in and edit the article without some confirmation here... perhaps the article should be updated to show nine Marines killed in this tragedy? Perhaps there should also be a comment about Krakauer's book, which seems to over report the incident as 17 Marines killed, and the original official report which clearly under reported it as only 1 Marine killed.

Heinamj (talk) 14:34, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

RCT-1[edit]

According to the Post article that was cited as a referance to this article the Col was relived due to the battle at Kut. It wasnt part of this battle. Also it should be noted that the bridges and "ambush ally" were held for most of 1MarDiv not just RCT-1 to pass through to Bagdahd. I know for a fact we had more then 1 Marines and their attached units pass our lines.Revrndp27 (talk) 22:28, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

G battery[edit]

Why was mention of this removed when laorey makes it clear they were present?Slatersteven (talk) 14:43, 13 October 2010 (UTC) I have now added a few ore sourvces, many from the USMC itself.Slatersteven (talk) 15:01, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

1st Recon[edit]

As per the Generation Kill book 1st Reconnaissance Battalion participated in the fighting, this should be added to the list but it looked confusing (I'm not an expert wikier) and I was afraid of messing it up 75.93.212.49 (talk) 23:41, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

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