Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Sappers Rule


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After Didn't there used to be a bridge here?

Sappers Rule, legs drool

Friends and Family,

I had the Sapper mission every combat engineer officer and non-commissioned officer dreams, drools, and begs to get,. DESTROY A BRIDGE WITH DEMOLITIONS (1300 lbs. of C4) DEEP IN ENEMY TERRITORY. With only a few photographs and Intel beforehand we decided what charges to use prior to setting out on mission. With aircraft circling over head, and possible IED's laid in our path we drove cross country to this bridge site being used by the enemy to move across country and attack several Iraqi Army and Coalition patrol bases. After several hours on site prepping the bridge and placing the charges we pulled the M81 initiator and watched the bridge disintegrated.



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