Deuce Four: B. General Erik Kurilla makes an Amazing Speech

06 January 2016

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Erik is the finest combat leader I ever went to combat with. Spent five months with him. Before I got there to the unit in Mosul, Erik had already been knocked out by a car bomb and all sorts of other things, but was still doing missions literally 7 days per week, as the battalion commander.

The enemy hated Erik so much that they put a bounty on him. The enemy hated Deuce Four. I loved them. They were incredibly aggressive and so there was constant contact with the enemy.

The bounty did not work. Erik and the Deuce Four battalion were killing enemy practically daily, and they themselves took 183 casualties.

One day Erik got shot in front of me, hit three times, badly, but he continued to fire at the enemy and give orders. Erik was the last casualty of the battalion.

image003Erik had just been shot three times. A femur was snapped in two but he kept fighting and giving orders

Before it was over, Bruce Willis wanted to do a movie about Erik and the Deuce Four, and asked me to write a book, but long story short I stayed in the wars.

image005CSM Robb Prosser shot and fought hand-to-hand the terrorist who shot Erik. Needless to say, Robb won.

Today I am honored to have such friends, and to know that such people serve in our military still.

image007Deuce Four Recon Platoon: Some of the baddest men on the block. They loved to fight. This day they took me to the range in Mosul. The snipers were practicing to fire simultaneously to take out several targets at once.

You must see Erik’s inspirational speech:

If you are unable to view the above video Click Here.

And photos of Erik and the Deuce Four in combat when Erik got shot the second time (hit three times and still fighting):

http://www.michaelyon-online.com/gates-of-fire.htm

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And comments from the incredible Deuce Four Soldiers who were there:

https://www.facebook.com/MichaelYonFanPage/photos/pb.207730000664.-2207520000.1452089808./10153342117445665/?type=3&theater

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