Herein lie the legacy of Brave Dunlops, Warriors all, who fought in the Persian Gulf War I, the largest assembled force since the Normandy invasion! ...and the Second Gulf War, when Saddam was thrown out of Baghdad and the nation liberated by American and British force, with Dunlops among them! Read about Sgt. Troy Dunlap who was on a rescue mission to save a downed pilot when his chopper was shot down, and he was captured by the Iraqis in the desert, and the sons of Dunlops who occupied Iraq in the Second Gulf War:
where the ground is hallowed by their blood,
and their actions upon it!
Gulf War I: Operation Desert Storm 1990-91
Sgt. Troy Dunlap, U.S. Army Pathfinder (Desert Storm)...
Attached to the 2nd Battalion, 229th
Aviation regiment, Troy was shot down by the Republican Guard while on a UH-60
Blackhawk rescue mission to save a downed pilot. Five of the eight aboard were
killed. Troy and two companions were wounded and taken prisoner by the Iraqis,
to be released after the cease-fire in Baghdad.
Gulf Vets Highlighte
Sgt. Troy Allen Dunlap's POW uniform
"I came here to kill Saddam Hussein.".
This is the uniform of SGT Troy Allen Dunlap, a U.S. Infantryman/Pathfinder serving with "C" Co., 509th Parachute Inf. Detachment, 2d Battalion, 229th AVN Regiment, attached to the 101st ABN Division.
SGT Dunlap was one of 8 volunteers who went into Kuwait to try and rescue a downed U.S. F-16 pilot. He was a door gunner on the UH-60 (Blackhawk) helicopter on 27 Feb 91 and said, "We were traveling 100 mph about 20 feet off the ground when the tail of the helicopter was shot off." Five members of the crew were killed in the crash. SGT Dunlap and two other survivors were captured by Iraqi forces.
When asked by his Republican Guard interrogators what his mission was he told them, "I came here to kill Saddam Hussein." SGT Dunlap was beaten and tortured. He was kept in solitary confinement, standing up, with a rope around his neck so that whenever he relaxed, the rope would choke him.
He was given this uniform to wear while he was held as a prisoner from 27 Feb 91 to 5 Mar 91. At first, it was reported that SGT Dunlap had been killed in action at age 20. He was one of only 21 U.S. soldiers captured in the Gulf War, and the only U.S. Infantryman.
Gulf War II: Operation Enduring Freedom 2003-2009?
PV2 Josh Dunlap
PV2 Joshua Stephen Dunlap, 23, of Seagrove, NC was among the 20 U.S. soldiers wounded when a Chinook helicopter was shot down by attackers near Fallujah, Iraq - an attack that left 16 other soldiers dead. Dunlap, who was serving with the U.S. Army Calvary Regiment Advance Party as team chief of ammunitions, had been severely injured when his Chinook helicopter was shot down over Fallujah, Iraq, on Nov. 2, 2003.
The missiles semed to have been fired from a palm grove about 500 yards away, Thaer Ali, 21, said. At least one hit the Chinook, which came down in a field in the farming village of Hasai, a few miles south of Fallujah, witnesses said. The missiles flashed toward the helicopter from the rear, as usual with heat-seeking ground-fired missiles. The most common model in the former Iraqi army inventory was the Russian-made SA-7, also known as Strelas.
The Dunlap family didn't know the full extent of Joshua's injuries until he was flown to Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. After a long recovery "He is up, walking and talking and making good progress," Dunlap's father said before Christmas. "Doctors said that it could take one to two years before he gets back like it used to be."
We all hope its much quicker than that, Josh... and Welcome home, son.
SSGT Ryan Dunlap Cole, (Warren, Ohio) of the 4th Platoon, 69th Chemical Company, US Army, on duty at Baghdad International, was responsible for checking in workers from humanitarian agencies and dignitaries from around the world. He is seen here with the former King of Iraq, Al Sharif Ali Al Hussein.
From left, 1st Lt Brian Biroschek, Capt Andy Reiger, Capt Mark Angle, SSgt Ryan Dunlap Cole, And PFC Dan Lang at Baghdad Intl airport. The Soldiers are sitting on a Fox vehicle, the Army’s newest Nuclear, Biological and Chemical detector. This photo was taken on a cool day, when the temp was only 105 degrees. Courtesy of The Warren, Ohio Tribune Chronicle.
Ryan returned home safely after his tour and is now stationed in Missouri. -editor (his uncle Mike)
Another Dunlop serving at this time is Spc. Adam Powers, of the 1st 26th Infantry: "Big Red One", son of D/DFS Nevada Commissioner Pam Dunlap Goodwill. Here he is seen just before a jump, training in preparation to relieve troops in Iraq.
Mom says in February 2004:"Adam's platoon is in Kuwait training the 17 Artillery from his CO how to become infantry and not big gunners. They are using as you know more infantry and MP's so in order to have enough guys they're learning new things. By the end of the month after they've learned to live together they're off to Bajyi, north of Tikrit. Now since I watch the news I haven't heard Bajyi mentioned so I'm praying it's a one goat town."
Welcome Home, Lad!!! Adam Powers returned to Germany on Feb 16, 2005. his mom, Pam says:
Corporal Zachary Dunlap
1st Battalion, 7th Marines H&S Co.
Our son Zachary Dunlap is a Lance Corporal in the Marines with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines H&S Co.
Zach was deployed to the Middle East the last of January 2003 from his base at Twenty-nine Palms, California.
Zach is a year 2000 graduate of Henley High School and has completed two years of college. We as parents are very proud of Zach and the decision he made to join the military. He chose this journey which is only one of many he will be choosing throughout his life.
Submitted by his parents, Michael and DJ Dunlap of Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Sgt. Brian E. Dunlap
34, of Vista, Calif.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Los Alamitos, Calif.; attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward); killed Sept. 24, 2005 by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Taqaddum, Iraq.
Sgt. Brian Dunlap, of Vista, was one of three local servicemen killed this week in Iraq, according to the military. Army Sgt. Paul Neubauer, of Oceanside and National Guard Specialist Mike Sonoda, of Fallbrook were also killed. Before he went on tour in Iraq, Dunlap served as a fireman at Camp Pendleton. He friends describe him as "funny, caring and brash." Christina Raines clearly remembers the last time she saw Dunlap in April, before he left for Iraq. "That's when I gave him a huge hug, and he said, 'You haven't seen the last of me.'" According to a friend, Dunlap was training Iraqi soldiers. She said she got a call from him about a week ago. He told her he had lost two of his men. "He was very upset about that," said Wendy Bakker. "You could hear it in his voice; he was sort of scared." Bakker shared an email in which Dunlap said, "I almost got whacked again this morning. That makes five times in the last two weeks." Dunlap went on to say he lost 11 men in his company to injury. He called Iraq the "wild west." Friends said Dunlap thought he was fighting for a good cause.
SSGT James Dunlap is from St Albans, WV. In March 2006 photo , he is standing at the water palace at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq. Dunlap was deployed with the 80th Division in Charleston. He has served as a bodyguard for high-ranking military personnel and was wounded in March 2006-submitted by Carroll Dunlap from a WVA newspaper
Dunlap is in his late 20s and has seen and
done things he said will change him forever. He is a member of the Kansas
National Guard. During his nine-month service in Iraq, Dunlap suffered severe
injuries when an explosive device hit the vehicle in which he was riding.
Bleeding from an arterial wound, Dunlap said he was clinically dead at the scene
of the explosion before a shot of adrenaline and cardiopulmonary resuscitation
revived him. Medics then flew him to a hospital in nearby Baghdad. Dunlap said
what happened is simply part of his job description.
"As a soldier, you are almost constantly in harm's way," he said. "It's just part of the job. You just have to handle things one day and one mission at a time. "Once stabilized, Dunlap was flown to the United States, where he has undergone surgeries and physical therapy at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for the last four months. His injuries include broken bones in his arm, hand and knee; tissue damage; and the loss of parts of several digits. However, he said he hopes for a nearly complete recovery, thanks to the medical attention he has received. In a ceremony on March 30, President Bush awarded Dunlap a Purple Heart for his service. He also was given a medal for good conduct and four medals for service in Iraq.
"Reading the citations for the medal brings a few tears to my eyes," he said. "I think of all the fallen soldiers that gave their lives for the medal. I just gave a little bit for it, and maybe I can use that to continue to help other people through."
His stepmother, Leta Dunlap, said Bruce's family, which has a strong military history, was supportive of his decision to join the National Guard and hopeful about the opportunities it could provide. "We were the most proud of his courage to face his mobilization and his duties without fear," she said. "He had a job to do and a mission to complete, and he never wavered. "After his time at Walter Reed, Dunlap returned home to Kansas City, Mo. Even after coming home, he said some memories of his service still haunt him. "You look at everything differently afterward," he said. "It's as if a whole new world has opened up, and you can never close that door again once it's opened."
U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel Dunlap familiarizes himself with the operation of a PK3 9mm sub-machine gun during a live-fire exercise on Forward Operating Base Dagger in Tikrit, Iraq, Aug. 7, 2006. Dunlap is attached to the Military Integrated Transition Team, 101st Airborne Division. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Russell Lee Klika, U.S. Army.
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