Heavy Arms Division City 21 OPERATION: VIGILANT Date: May, 23rd, 2014 From: Sgt. A. Boswell, Foxtrot-1 To: Cpt. Maldonado, Foxtrot Type of Engagement: Siege Duration: Six hours. Friendly units; Foxtrot, Golf, Lima-2. Friendly casualties: Ninety-Seven Foxtrot, One-Hundred Golf. One M113, Two UH-60. Enemy units: (Approx.) One-Hundred irregulars, Three-hundred unverified. Enemy casualties: One Hundred percent of hostile force eliminated. Civilian losses: Ninety-five percent loss of civilians registered to housing block. Hostage situation on the outskirts of City 24 (Bronx). 0400: Local insurgency promoting open rebellion, Headquartered in an apartment complex. The situation is deemed unacceptable. 0500: Foxtrot and Golf Company of HAD-24 deployed to Code Red disturbance in BRONX housing block. 0530: Insurgents are dug in with heavy and improvised weapons and refuse to release citizens inside, HAD initial assault repelled with loss of M113. 0640: Foxtrot-1 secures the wreck and extracts survivors under heavy fire. Withdraw to Field HQ. 0700: Foxtrot-1 and Golf-5 board pair of UH-60 for a two-pronged assault on the target. Foxtrot-1 deploys without incident while Golf-5 are shot down by insurgent fire. Main entrances are sealed by insurgents trapping HAD forces inside. 0730: Cpt. Michaels Golf-1 calls for fire support on target building, Foxtrot-1 and Golf-5 exfiltrate through the building with wounded. Encounter large pockets of non-combatants on the upper floors. 0900: Golfs 5, 6, 15 ,11 ,12 ,9, and Foxtrots 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 11, 13 are still engaged in structure, engineers attempt to establish an exit. Golf-5 is confirmed KIA; Foxtrots 1, 2, and 5 begin exfiltration on the sixth floor under heavy fire by insurgents. 0930: Foxtrox-1 en route to field HQ. 0937: Lima-2 drops two pairs of Mark-84s on the structure. 1000: BDA: Target building completely destroyed all hostiles eliminated, Damage to neighboring structures and population unclear.