WHAT HAPPENED IN HADITHA?: A Chronology of EventsDefend Our Marines ^ | January 7, 2012 | Nathaniel R. Helms and David AllenderPosted on Sunday, January 08, 2012 7:25:15 PM by RedRoverCamp Pendleton, Calif. – The events in Haditha, Iraq on November 19, 2005 will be the subject of a great deal of testimony during the upcoming weeks in the General Court Martial of SSgt Frank D. Wuterich.Defend Our Marines decided it would be useful to provide a chronology of those events that are now the basis for the trial.The Ambush on Route ChestnutThe White Car Incident – Facts in evidenceNov.19, 2005 – 0830/Haditha, Iraq – Twelve Marines from 3rd Platoon, Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines riding in four poorly armored Humvees were returning from resupplying a combat outpost on at the southern edge of the contested city.
SSgt Wuterich – then a Sergeant E-5 – was the convoy commander and squad leader, as well as the driver of the third vehicle. Upon reaching a road the Marines designated “Route Chestnut” the convoy encountered a white car occupied by five Iraqi males coming the other way.LCpl Justin Sharratt – following established procedure – waved the approaching vehicle to the side of the road. Almost simultaneously the convoy was attacked from the north side of the road by an unknown number of insurgents who triggered a remotely detonated Improvised Explosive Device IED under the fourth Humvee of a four-vehicle convoy, destroying the Humvee, killing 20-year old LCpl Miguel “T.J.” Terrazas and wounding two other Marines, LCpls Crossan and Guzman, riding in the same vehicle. The explosion was quickly followed by automatic weapons fire seen hitting the road around the stunned Marines…..
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