Thursday, September 10, 2009
Maine's 286th CSSB (Army National Guard) In Huge Gun Battle with Taliban
An Army unit of the Maine National Guard was in a big gun battle with the Taliban in Afghanistan recently. Members of the 286th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion (CSSB) were moving supplies and equipment by convoy to a forward operating base when their convoy was ambushed. The unit members were engaged in a 9 hour long battle with insurgents and several received wounds. Read more in "U.S. convoy ambushed, battles insurgents for nine hours", National Guard News, September 1, 2009. It was engaged in one of the biggest and most complex attacks since 2003.