The families of the twenty 3/25 Marines killed by ambushed are saying insurgents penetrated Iraqi security and betrayed the Marines plans and locations. Lt. Col. Mike Brown, 3/25, said the complete report on the ambush is classified but that the report "was about how the people responsible were ultimately found." "The fact these men were compromised is a part of the investigation."
Paul Schroeder, father of Lance Cpl. Augie Schroeder, said his son and the others were betrayed by Iraqi forces. Schroeder says that's the story he's being told by Marines who were there.
The report is classified. No one knows if or when it will be released. I'm sure the families will push the Corps to unclassify the report. As always, Marines are cautioned about talking about things they know only from heresay. Just because you were there does not mean you own the smoking lamp of truth. The Sago Mine disaster is a painful reminder of "miscommunication".