We lost a good man yesterday. May Corporal Glenn Watkins rest in peace. Please pray for his family. He was a good soldier, and the first from my Battalion to be killied in action. This was his second tour of duty in Iraq. In fact, he had left our battalion to volunteer to go over with another unit, then volunteered to stay when he found out that we were coming. He was killed when his guntruck rolled past a static VBIED (car bomb). The other four soldiers in the vehicle were wounded. I do not blame his death on Donald Rumsfeld or the amount of armor plating that his guntruck had. I blame the cowards that planted the bomb. The amount of explosives that was used was sufficient to kill him regardless of the level of armor. One of the men that was wounded was a medic. Somehow, with two broken ankles from the force of the blast, he crawled to CPL Watkins at was trying to bring him back with CPR while badly wounded himself. I always knew Doc K. was good people. We are now preparing for his memorial and trying to find the cowards that did this. As the head of intelligence for the Battalion, I feel like I have failed them. I will not fail to find the perpetrators this time. So my attention remains on the job. I have no time for bickering right now about what the right course of action was 2 years ago. CPL Watkins knew why we were here, well enough to stay on for another year. The right course of action now is payback.