Here is a story from the Mansfield News Journal about an attack on the 1486th Transportation Company of the Ohio National Guard here in Iraq. I received confirmation from the Public Affairs Office (PAO) that the unit came under fire on Thursday near Baghdad International Airport. The PAO confirmed that three soldiers were wounded, with one suffering an injury to his shoulder, another suffering an injury to his arm, and the third suffering an injury to his thumb. The PAO has stated that they will provide me with more details when they are available.
Have Mr Robert Alt contact me. I am with the 1486th. I was sent to pick him up at BIAP (Baghdad International Airport)on 7 Apr 04. He was not there. We need to reschedule a pick up time. He can reach me at the above E-mail address. We are stationed at Camp Cedar and I believe Mr. Alt was wanting to go on missions with us. His E-mail link on this site is not working.
I just wanted to clarify that I did not deliberately stand up Sfc. Clark. Rather, that day Amb. Bremmer issued an order shutting down the Green Zone, and stopping all scheduled transports to BIAP. I attempted to send word via CPIC to the 1486th that it would be impossible for me to get out there in light of the lockdown, and was assured by CPIC that the word was sent. Obviously my communication did not arrive. I did nonetheless go to meet them the next day at BIAP pursuant to an email from the unit, only to learn after the arranged time that the convoy was cancelled due to similar security concerns.