These past two days have been real sad. We were engaged in a fire fight all day on the 22nd. Eight helicopters were shot down. The entire battalion was out there, except 'A' Company. I experienced fear like never before. We were all scared. 'D' Company's CO was killed. It was pitiful. We had men who were wounded at noon and weren't medevac until midnight. Helicopters could not get in to help them because Charlie was shooting them down. Consequently, some of them lay there and died.I am grateful to be alive today. there were doubts in my mind last night. I prayed to God day and night. the others must have prayed too. Personally, i never want to go through anything like that again.