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The smell of sizzling hamburgers filled the air on a pleasant September evening in 1989. Neighbors and their children socialized in the yard of Staff Sgt. Bill Foulk’s Ash Street fixer-upper.
Then a car rolled up in front of the Tacoma, Washington, house and a gang member fired a shot into the air. Suspecting more bullets were on the way, Foulk called his Army base for backup.
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“‘I’m about to come under attack,'” Foulk remembered saying. “‘I need every available Ranger at my house now.'”
The ensuing gunfight between the Army Rangers and men identified by police as members of the Hilltop Crips has gone down in military history.
Crime was at an all-time high in Tacoma during the late ’80s and early ’90s, fueled by gang violence, drive-by shootings and drugs. Foulk, who was …
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