First Sergeant Guy Mazzarella ready for breakfast
Captain George Devlin Unit Commander
Weather was really good throughout the event but it was Hot-muggy - in the 90's during the day but you needed a blanket Sat. night.
Combat started at around 7pm Fri. eased off around midnight with small patrols and perimeter defense till 6am when active combat began again around 7:30am and went till 3pm Sat. lots of trigger time for all in attendance....both 1st and 2d Platoons went out on night patrols and joint actions both Fri and Sat... on Sat around 11:30am the B Co. HQ & Company area----note: we had 6 troops left to defend the area when attacked--rest of Company (22 troops) was out on the attack of German positions, the Canadian HQ and 82dAB area were also attacked and overrun by an SS unit... B Co. did a great job patroling and attacking the enemy throughout the event.
SSgt. Brissette and Pvt. Pereira did an outstanding job providing meals from the Co B Kitchen through out the event. Thanks for a great job
Fri. Supper . they provided B Co troops with half a chicken each with diced patatoes and carrots, bread and gator aid or coffee
Sat. Breakfast- they cooked up scrambled eggs, sausage & bacon, bread and coffee Supper--franks and beans, brown bread, watermelon
No one went hungry and there was always Gator aid or water available at the kitchen fly area.
Radio commo was OK but hopefully will get better for future events. one of our new radios had a problem and there were some deadzones out in the combat area which hampered the send and recev. of the radio's.. but it was good to get in some practice using radios and call signs during the action from Fri night till Sat late afternoon.
B Co. had 28 out of the 36 troops who signed on for the event actually at the event. we were the largest Allied unit at the event along with the Canadians, 505th & 506thAB... not sure how many Axis (German) troops were available but there were 4 Axis unit commanders at the commanders meeting on Fri..
The B Co. area had all 3 Squad tents set up, 4 wall tents and the kitchen fly, B Co. area was impressive, everyone had a place to store their gear and sleep under canvas. can't wait to see the pictures taken by Pfc. Baril and SSgt. Kosewski.......
Those in attendance (28 Troops)
Capt.Devlin (w/jeep), Lt.Dugrenier, Lt. Kersting, 1stSgt. Mazzarella,
MSgt. Beairsto, SSgt. Brissette, SSgt. Floyd,SSgt. Kosewski, SSgt. Volk,
Cpl. Floyd, Cpl. Handy, T5 Morrow (w/jeep),
Pfc. Carbone, Pfc. A.Ferraro, Pfc. AJ Ferraro, Pfc. Baril, Pfc. Vaninwagen,
Pvt. Pereira, Pvt. DiScullo, Pvt.C.Chase, Pvt.N. Chase, Pvt. Adamsky,
Pvt. Aschman, Pvt. Johnson, Pvt. Mackowiak, Pvt. Regan, Pvt. Savoie,
Thanks to all that were able to make the event a very successful
B Co 26YD tactical event, there were NO injuries at the event other then
a few mosquito bites and maybe some mild sunburn along with sweat drenched clothing...
First Sargeant Mazzarella