I don't know what to say. Me, Williams, Doc and Payne are in TQ, and Latcher is in the hospital. He's gonna be ok, just some minor shrapnel and a concussion. We haven't talked to the rest of the squad, we got seperated by the canal and we had to call in for birds to pick us up. Sgt Rose had some shrapnel and burns, but we think he's okay, he's with the rest of the squad, we're guessing at Viking. Latcher and Payne drug you out of the vic, but by the time Doc and I got there from vics 1 and 2 you had already left us. I'm sorry we had to leave you to find cover, but we went back and got you brother. You're going home. We're gonna miss you Howie.
The four of us talked about it alot last night. This was wrong. Just hours before you were handing out food and candy to their kids, and then this. For what? Why? Do they really think their god wants this?
We're so sorryHowie. It could of and should of been any one of us. We wanted so badly to badly to avenge you, but we didn't have enough men on our side of the bridge. We will never forget you. We will honor you and fight for you.
People around the world hold you in their prayers today. Keep your eye on us.
3rd Platoon, 2nd Squad