I figured as much. I know that any of the NCOER's that I wrote for my NCO's had to have the specific bullet and that was during the same time period.
This is where things get interesting. The NCOER that I signed and still have a copy of shows passing H/W. The only way I can see this happening is someone wrote up a different second page then sent this new second page up with the original first page.
I managed to get ahold of my rater, who was my PLT SGT at the time and he's just as confused as I am about the H/W fail. I also found out that this happened to several other cross leveled NCO's from the deployment.