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  • kauaiqu kauaiqu Aug 16, 2012 11:57 AM Flag

    See Just How Dangerous, Difficult, Time Consuming & Costly It Is To Dispose Of IED's

    See Just How Dangerous, Difficult, Time Consuming & Costly It Is To Dispose Of IED's

    Reality, Bomb Patrol Afghanistan #4, See Just How Dangerous, Difficult, Time Consuming & Costly It Is To Dispose Of IED's & Why The DoD, Just Does not Get It, DAM!!!

    FOB Griffin Starts Off Program #4, With A Memorial For An Army Support Soldier Killed By An IED The EOD Team Did Not Find, Very Sad Day For EOD Team #342, Who Expressed Feelings That They Failed This Time...

    Call Comes In That A Truck Driver Saw What He Thought Was An IED, An Afghanistan EOD Bomb Disposal Team Heads Out & Defuses An IED, But In Tracing A Second Wire, An IED Went Off, Killing An Afghanistan EOD Technician....

    FOB Griffin EOD Team Heads Out To Investigate The Death, A Second Call Comes In Stating That IED's Were Found Near A Village & A Second Team Heads Out...

    First Team At The Site, They Find A Militia That Defines The Area Of The IED's... As They Get The Robot Out, The Militia Fires Rocket Propelled Grenades At The Area They Point Out As Having IED's...

    Team Manages To Clear The Militia Members, For Their Own Safety, But The Robot Fails To Find Anything In The Area Marked With Clumps Of Dirt...

    Next The Team Locates The Area That The Soldier Was Killed & Sees Birds Apparently Feeding On Pieces Of The Afghan EOD Tech Killed By The IED...

    Robot Searches The Blast Site, Looking for Triggers Or Wires, But Sees Only Pieces Of Yellow Jugs That The Talaban Frequently Uses To House Explosives For IEd's...

    A Team Member Exits The Vehicle To get A Visual On The Blast Site, Sweeping With A High Tech Metal detector, But finds Nothing, Time To Get Out Of There, As They are Likely Being Watched & Could get Ambushed...

    Team Rolls Home In Frustration, The IED Bomb Makers Won This Round...

    The Second Team Reaches The Area Of Reported IED & Finds Locals Milling Around Pointing Out Where The IED Was Sited... Robot Cannot Find Anything, Calls In A Buffalo That Probes The Area, Still Finds Nothing.

    A Team Member Exits The Vehicle, To Get A Visual On The Area & Sees A Hole That Appears Suspicious.... Team Sends Out A Shaped Charge, Firing It Over The Hole & Detonates An IED, A Success This Time...

    Lastly, The Team Makes A Visit To A Friendly Village, Has Lunch & Hands Out Money & Candy To The Local Kids, Mostly To Relieve Tensions Of The Job.

    Two Weeks Later, The Team Responds To A Downed Support Vehicle, Hit By An IED Just Off A Paved Road, Finding An Injured Driver Whom They Knew Well ... Another Sad Day For The Team...

    Team Searches The area, But Finds No More IED's, End Of That Day's Work...

    Next Tuesday, EOD Team #342 Gets In A Serious Jam, Watch G4 Tuesday's @ 10:00 PM EST...

 
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