40mm grenades are being feed into the drum. Electrically driven, this drum feeds the 40mm gernade launcher.
FRIENDLY LOSSES. During the same period, US losses were 68 KIA and 443 WIA.
Casualties during the extraction on 23 July were 3 KIA and 20 WIA.
I was glad that B Battery didn't lose a single Cobra during that period of time. For once in my life I actually felt like I was a part of something bigger than life. That we were able to not only rebuild our unit, but could actually respond to this kind of mission after almost loosing everything in the rocket attack we had on May 3rd is just an amazing story in itself.
Looking back at it now, while there are no awards or decorations for doing the job I did, knowing I was where I was supposed to be is the biggest reward I can take with me to my grave.