1SG, WOW! What a great opportunity to showcase the increadible stories and events the the Men of Bone Company were part of... Without the Courage and Commitment of men like thoes showcased here we would never have been able to realize the overwhelming success that was the result of your sacrifices...Thanks for All of You!CSM
Awesome, thanks for telling our story. Best of luck!
Thank you all for being our sons. Thank you for growing up to be strong, wonderful menThank you for protecting us from the daily horrors and conditions you alllived withTHANK YOU ALL MOM
There are pics of us online. Just google my name or Joshua Philbeck. When you come across the ones of us all dirty looking those are the ones that were taken at the BIP. Thanks for telling our stoy and let me know when the book comes out so that I can get several copies.
Good freakin stuff 1SG Colella I know your retired but you'll always be my first 1SG and one of the most badass people I've met in my time in the army I was one of your supply clerks working with spc. Larsen all the time I wasn't there for B Co's heavy stuff down range I came late but I remember the stories movies and most definitely the soldiers. I remember training with B Co and they are some real tough, hilarious, crazy as hell, don't give a damn soldiers that ill always remember being apart of the company.
As a mother of one of these soldiers,Ican never describe how it was to one day goggle my son's name and see a picture of him in the street loading another soldiers gun. That is truely dpending on one another. They were working as one but each are some body to someone. our home town newspaper, The Sun had soldiers from co. b on the front page on 2-17-2007in Buhriz along with the headlines House objects to war plans , it was about the surge.I use to send my son disposable cameras and bubble envelopes to mail it backso I reconized some of the soldiers. I have many pictures. What the Sun did not know was one of their home grown son's was out in middle of the street.I was up all hours of the day and night on the computer google 1-12cav b, my son's name and even the col. name I read every thing I could get my hands on. It was hard to see my son and to read some of his quotes but it kept me connected. I know they had it hard I am proud of all of those soldiers. and I grieve the ones that were lost.I would look them up on the computer and feel for them.yes, I would like to buy several of your books. Thank you for your time and for telling the story.Most of all thank you for being there for these fine young men and for your service to them and our country.
Hey 1sgt, cant wait for the book, i was in Apache Co, but you and I talked several times. good to see someone writing about our experiences over there.
Bobby, any word on the release day for the book. Happy New Years!
Looking forward to the books release date. I have some pictures of Bone X-Ray when the Scout Platoon was attached to Bravo Company. What is the best way to get them to you?
I have a lot of Pic's from the deployment. if you would like them please just send me an email at email@example.com. Also when is the release date for the book i would love to get a copy.
here is a good website for 2nd platoon (blue platoon) written by the army times http://www.army.mil/article/11286/Blue_Platoon_Forms_Band_of_Brothers/
Thank you ALL for the feedback and comments. I just completed the book and is going through a legal review and the final wickets of publishing, so it should be out by the end of April. Thanks for your support!
Great stuff Bob!! Hope all is well with you and the family. Great tribute to you and your men!
I am so glad that I found your web site even though my search began to locate a different Soldier, who I supported when he was deployed to Diyala Prov, Nicholas R. Wolff. The comments of your friends are bringing back my own memories of the sense of urgency I felt in 2006 & 07 to hurry up! Make a care package and get it in the mail SAP. It's 2 yrs after you wrote the book about your experiences in Iraq and I'm just now learning about the book. I hope it is still available to purchase. Thank you for your faithful service. I'll keep searching until I find my friend Nicholas and his wife. God bless
Thanks for reaching out. I hope you find them and thanks for supporting the troops and their families!!
Now no one can forget our friends, Henry don't give Top that ridiculous video with the Aerosmith song in the back ground. haha
I am grateful that someone finally decided to tell the story of what 1-12 Cav faced in that place. Thanks Top
I was attached to Blue Platoon in Delta Company (a platoon from Bravo Company), and I commend all actions from the Soldiers in my platoon. Bravo Company 1-12 Cavalry took the brunt of all action and without the courageous actions from them, we probably wouldn't of made it out of there.
I think that this is going to be a great book. I'm planning on getting my parents, brothers and sister to all buy a copy so they know what we did over there. Thank you 1SG very much. I can't wait to pick this up.
Thanks to everyone for taking the time to drop a few lines. If I managed to capture 10% of the accomplishmentsof ALL the Soldiers of 1-12 Cavalry, I think the average reader will be amazed of what we, as a unit, accomplished. Please help pass the word and get the book out to as many people as possible. The book is also being sold on Amazon and Barnes and Noble in hard/paper/ebook, Unfortunately they can sell it at a much lower rate, since they have volume, but if anyone would like to buy one from this website, I can personalize it to anyone that wishes. Buttom-line....I just want to tell the story to anyone willing to pick the book up. Thanks for everything...
Good Morning 1SG Colella US Army (RET). I was very shock to see that you had written a book. I was the Apache Maintenance Shop Forman. I have not purchase the book yet but I will. So many meriores. I glad someone has written about our experince durning that time. So many young men gave their lives they will always be in my heart. I was the old man of Apache Combat Repair team.
SSG McDavid.....Were you ever in the USMC?
I can't tell you how much it means to see the story of the Chargers, both Apache and Bonecrusher to finally be told in prespective not afraid of backlash of the American Public. Finally a real story not tainted by Media and people who were never in the fight. God Bless you 1SG! I can't wait to read it.
"First Team's First String"
RIP Daniel Morris
RIP John Barta
RIP Brandon Cummings
RIP All brothers who never made it out of the Diyala Province!
Can't wait to get a Copy of your Book! I wasn't in 1-12, but I ran plenty of Missions with Apache Co. as my team conducted Recon for the BDE 2. Baqubah was certainly a Hell that I won't forget and we all lost a lot of friends. SSG Alan Shaw was the first person I ever met when I Reported to Greywolf and his loss is painful to this day. The three T-Walls on Warhorse filled with the 06-08 names testify to the Madness that was seen by our Comrades. Thank you for your time and efforts with this Book. Greywolf!
1SG, I finished your book and may a say bravo! The courage and strength it took to re-live those moments is reflected in this book. This is a story that needed to be told and should be told for generations to come. The sacrifices of your troopers should never be forgotten. This week marks the 237th year the US Army has provided security to our nation. You and your troopers are a solid part of that history.
TOP WHATS UP??!!! LOL I remember 1SG Colella when he was SSG Colella the MG for B Co 1-5 Cav. Im glad to see the Army FINALLY recognized a good soldier and gave you the deserved promotions! I will be buying your book from your site at the end of the month for a good read. You actually inspired me to be a better soldier when i got out of active and went reserves.
GHOST RIDER OUT!
What's up 1SG! I'm glad I served with you at B co. 1/5 CAV. You had that boot in my butt 24/7 while we were deployed in Bosnia. It made me a better soldier and person and I thank you for that!
Top, I cant wait to read this book. I told everyone that I know both that were in the army and people who weren't. I was in Baqubah from Nov. 2006-Jan 2008. I was with the 571st MP CO. Dragon Crushers 3rd platoon. It was an honor being over there with you guys. I wanted to inform you that a person from my unit is actually working on a TV mini series about our time over there in Iraq. It is in production I have a picture of the miniseries but I do not know where I can post it. I believe you guys left country before Halloween 2007, there was a talent show with a band, madison avenue which is the title of the miniseries. Please let me know where I can post a picture of the miniseries and I will keep whom ever wants to up to date on when it is set to release.
Brandon, thanks for contacting me. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I'd be interested to see the pictures. BTW - We were there until Nov 2008. I remember your unit very well. You guys (and gals) kicked some serious butt for a bunch of MP's. Got my respect..
I never let you know how much I enjoyed the book. It was so fast reading and interesting I never wanted to set it down even though some of it as a mother's view was very hard. When you guys went to Iraq my son said " Mom do not watch the news about Iraq". I did the opposit. I looked up and watched as much as I could. I felt it was my duty as a mother and American to watch and support them as much as I could. If I was not watching or listening on NPR, I was shopping for items to pack and send. So this was another duty of mine to read real story of what my son went through. I appreciate you writing it very much. As for my son, He is doing well.
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You want to make a complete blog about it?
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