[ISN] Afghanistan Firefight Heard On Voice Mail

From: InfoSec News (alerts@private)
Date: Thu May 08 2008 - 00:02:06 PDT


[I know I've gotten more than a few accidental cell-phone calls, but 
this should be a good heads-up for why you should lock the keypad on 
your personal and/or work cellphones.  - WK]

May 5, 2008

OTIS, Ore. -- An Oregon couple received a frightening phone call from 
their son in Afghanistan when he inadvertently called home during 

Stephen Phillips and other soldiers in his Army MP company were battling 
insurgents when his phone was pressed against his Humvee. It redialed 
and called his parents in the small Oregon town of Otis.

Sandie Petee, Phillips' mother, and her husband, Jeff Petee, weren't 
home at the time of the call. They returned home to find a three-minute 
voice mail on their answering machine.

"His friend died a year ago in Iraq and I'm thinking, 'Oh my God, this 
may be the last time I hear my son's voice on the phone,'" Petee said.

They heard shooting, swearing and shouted pleas for more ammunition on 
the phone call from their son.

"They were pinned down and apparently his barrel was overheating," said 
Jeff Petee. "It's something a parent really doesn't want to hear. It's a 
heck of a message to get from your son in Afghanistan."


* Listen to the entire phone call here. WARNING: Clip contains foul 
  language and is not suitable for some viewers 

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