Monday, May 27, 2013


Special Forces Combat Outpost Pirelli, Part 2

Staff Sgt. Robert R. Pirelli (Photo courtesy of 10th Special Forces Group)

Yesterday, Freelance War Reporter Alex Quade shared her saga of deploying with Operational Detachment Alpha Teams of the 10th Special Forces Group in Diyala province, Iraq in 2007 and 2008. One of those “A-Teams” was ODA-072. Quade covered their pre-mission training at Fort Carson, Colorado and followed up with them and their families through the years. Today, Alex Quade describes her return journeys to Diyala Province, and ODA-072s efforts to memorialize their fallen comrade.

Read Part 1 HERE

“The loss of a warrior teammate is felt for a lifetime. The feelings of loss, pain, grief and yes… even guilt are real! One must find a way to deal with all these emotions,” Medal of Honor recipient Colonel Roger Donlon

Father Bob Pirelli’s memorial stone-slab in New Mexico, in honor of his son. (Photo courtesy of Pirelli family)



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