Combat Outpost 4 – Diwaniya , Iraq

Hello again, sir

Not sure if you remember me or not. I have about three pictures up on your site. Doc Katzenberger, the one with me and the New Zealand Maj in Northern Afghanistan and the one over top of the weapons cache.

I am deployed yet again to Iraq. I am currently at Combat Outpost 4 vicinity of Diwaniya , Iraq. We had a ceremony on 911 this year and flew you flag for 9 minutes and 11 seconds at the approx time the first plane hit the towers.

I’ve attached a Copy for you to put on your site. Thanks you so much for donating these flags back a few years ago. I have one that travels with me on all deployments now. Take care

“It is clear that the individual who persecutes a man, his brother, because he is not of the same opinion, is a monster”

1SG Devin T. Gallagher

Combat Outpost SAPPER (COP 4)


I surely do remember you. I remember praying when you told me about the death of Doc Katzenberger. I hope this deployment is short. Thanks for the photos. We’ll get them up on the website this week. Is there anything I can do for you or your Outpost? Please don’t hesitate to ask. I will do whatever I can. Stay well and be in touch.

John Michelotti
Flag of Honor/Flag of Heroes Project