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14 March 2006; The first C-RAM intercept. C/5-5 ADA, attached to 2-44 ADA in Balad, Iraq made history with the ADA newly deployed Counter Rocket and Mortar system (C-RAM) by successfully shooting down a rocket (57mm) with the C-RAM system. This was the first successfully engagement with enemy fire in combat. “We have been under tremendous pressure to make this happen for quite some time now. What started as a chimpanzee on our shoulder quickly grew into a gorilla and lately had become King Kong on our backs.” LTC Donald Fryc, Commander, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment.

10th Anniversary video of the First C-RAM Intercept

St. Barbara Award Cheat Sheet