Border meth problem creeps north

By Paul Meyer and Jason Trahan, The Dallas Morning News

DALLAS, Texas - They knew it was wrong when woodchips and glass started flying.

Senior Cpl. Dale Hackbarth felt intense pain, a burning in the back of his thigh. His foot went dead as he crawled toward an armored vehicle where doctors waited. Nearby, Senior Cpl. Harry "Chuck" Deltufo noticed blood running down the side of his face and neck.

A bullet hit Sgt. Kenneth Wilkins' ring finger. Doctors had to remove his wedding band later at the hospital. Senior Cpl. Adolfo Perez started coughing up blood.

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