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Oregon Parents Hear Afghanistan Battle On Voice Mail

By: AP
By: AP

OTIS, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon couple checking their voice mail say
they found a frightening recording of their soldier son caught in a
battle in Afghanistan.
Stephen Phillips and other soldiers in his Army MP company were
in mid-battle when his phone apparently got squeezed against his
Humvee. It went to automatic redial and reached his parents in the
small Oregon town of Otis.
Most of the sounds were gunfire, but shouts can be heard,
including, "More ammo! More ammo!"
Phillips' mother wasn't home when the call came it, but
immediately started dialing her son when she heard the message.
She quickly reached her son, who was embarrassed at the snafu.
He says no one was hurt or killed in the fighting. But he asked his
mother, please, "Don't let Grandma hear it."


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