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Re: IED
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2012, 09:08:11 AM »
Yes.  Depending on the quality of the homemade explosives, that's a pretty normal result of a 5-liter jug.  They're not typically embedded with anything to produce fragmentation.  Anything metal would increase the metallic signature and make the IED easier to find.  Besides, secondary frag (sticks, stones, and bones, as it were) works well enough.

In 2006-07 one of the big things in Iwack was the haji's putting IED's behind some type of concrete (curb, culvert pipe) in order to increase shrapnel damage....

There have been 6 children of acting Presidents that have served during war, Todd Lincoln,(James,Elliot,FDR Jr. and John Roosevelt) and John Eisenhower. I have no desire to check on how many children of Congress folks have done likewise.

Since this has been brought up I think its also noteworthy to mention that John M. Browning's own son not only served in WW1 but also was in one of the first units to use his fathers new BAR....want to talk about some incentive to do a good job!

Sorry to read that this guy didn't make it...
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Re: IED
« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2012, 11:13:46 PM »
I'm actually familiar with both IED blasts. I served with 4 4 Cav and was deployed with them when both pressure plates were stepped on. The one in this video happened when we had arrived in country and were "RIPPING" with 101 ABN. The ANA soldier that stepped on the pressure plate actually was nick named Commando. Both IED's were in fact 5-liter jugs of ANAL.

The other soldier was Chazray Clark, a fellow Sapper and very good friend. Chaz left behind a wife and young son. He had been home on R&R visiting then just a couple of weeks before it happened.
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Re: IED
« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2012, 04:00:08 AM »
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Re: IED
« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2012, 06:25:34 PM »
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Re: IED
« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2012, 06:35:29 PM »
Besides, secondary frag (sticks, stones, and bones, as it were) works well enough.

I read somewhere that the guys making the small IED's like to use glass marbles.
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