"Some of the injured refused to be MEDEVACED out of the combat zone and continued to fight despite their wounds, according to soldiers at the base. Soldiers told the MEDEVAC crew that troops were donating blood during the battle, so it could be transfused into wounded comrades."
And Michelle Malkin reports that they were all deployed from Colorado:
Sgt. Joshua J. Kirk of South Portland, Maine
Spec. Michael P. Scusa of Villas, N.J.
Spec. Christopher T. Griffin of Kincheloe, Mich.
Pfc. Kevin C. Thomson of Reno, Nev.
Sgt. Vernon W. Martin, of Savannah, Ga.
Spec. Stephen L. Mace of Lovettsville, Va.
Sgt. Justin T. Gallegos, 22
Sgt. Joshua M. Hardt, 24
update: Michelle Malkin has many links now to the local papers, and story and links from the families.
and now another from Fort Carson
Spc. Kevin O. Hill, 23 from Brooklyn, NY
Michelle sites the number, 279 from Fort Carson and 24 from Afghanistan.
They have names. They have grieving families. They have stories that need to be told. They are true heros.