Broken Arrow Marines on the front lines in Iraq
Friday, April 11th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
We know some Broken Arrow Marines were part of a major find in Iraq. A journalist embedded with the 2nd Battalion 23rd Marines says they found a truck with a "false wall."
It was hiding containers and other equipment that could be used to develop biological weapons. Five anti-tank units have already been activated from the Marine Reserve Center in Broken Arrow. And right now, about 25 of the Broken Arrow Reserve Marines are fighting around Baghdad with a larger Battalion of part-time Marines.
Major Michael Sims oversees the reserve center, and says it's not just luck keeping them safe. â€œNo it makes me proud that they're in the fight and we've obviously trained them right. And uh we've done some things right that with a minimum amount of training that they're in high-intensity combat."
Sims says three more Broken Arrow units are activated and are waiting to be deployed.