We used the bull dozer to knock down some buildings blocking a patrol base field of fire. Just a few days earlier the patrol base was hit by a 4000 lb suicide vehicle borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED). (This mission lasted 5 days "outside the wire", away from his FOB. Sam remarked all they had for bathing was two-a-day baby wipe showers. ~~ Jay)
The second photo is of my platoon doing route sanitation. This is where we come through with graders, bulldozers, and a bobcat, improving the shoulders and median of major roadways so the AIF (Anti-Iraqi Forces) can't hide IED's. We also like to use fire and burn the brush and weeds. This day we used 3000 gallons of diesel.