Friday, January 07, 2005

Details trickle in...

The Advocate is reporting that most, if not all of the deaths from yesterday's roadside bomb ambush are likely to be residents of southeast Louisiana. They named one of the dead, Sgt. Kurt Comeaux, 34, of Raceland.

From the Advocate:

Officials told Comeaux’s family that six of the seven fatalities are believed to be a part of the Louisiana National Guard 156th Mechanized Infantry Charlie Company. The other soldier was from New York.

Charlie Company’s guardsmen come from Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes, New Orleans and the Morgan City area. The troops were deployed in October.

It looks as if the Lafayette area may have been exempted from the bloodshed this time. I certainly hope so. But there are 5 more families in Louisiana who are getting unwanted knocks on their doors. And my heart goes out to them.


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