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 Post subject: Found on a website
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:56 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 24th Infantry Division, 197th Infantry Brigage, 72 Engr Co.
Check out what I found on a website:

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Source: http://www.dodmedia.osd.mil ID: DAST9207881

Caption: "Members of the 72nd Engineering Company, 24th Infantry Division, test a mine-clearing rake attached to an M-728 COMBAT ENGINEER VEHICLE during Operation Desert Storm. Camera Operator: SPC. HENRY Date Shot: 18 Feb 1991"

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 Post subject: Re: Found on a website
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:25 am 
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wonder why the photo wont come up. Dagger?

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 Post subject: Re: Found on a website
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:25 am 
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http://www.defenseimagery.mil/imagery.html#a=search&s=72nd%20Engineering%20Company&guid=8c90ecc81b1456203932ff8ac7b188aa3e25425c

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 Post subject: Re: Found on a website
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:39 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 24th Infantry Division, 197th Infantry Brigage, 72 Engr Co.
Again bro, you are the man. I'm hoping this will bring a smile to Haze and a frown to Tricky!! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Found on a website
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:36 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 1st Armored Division HHB 6/3 ADA
nice pics, those look like some of our tanks in the 1st AD while crossing over...

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 Post subject: Re: Found on a website
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:51 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 2nd Brigade 1st Infantry Division
We had a lot of M1s with plow and rakes on them, My brigade commander was using the plows to fill in some trenches full of Iraqi soldiers with small arms who refused to accept the fact that AK's don't phase M1s. We estimated 100's and 100's if not thousands of Iraqi soldeirs died that way. I remember our M1's pumping HE rounds into bunkers that had small arms coming out of them at the tanks, in some cases driving the M1's onto the bunkers and collapsing them therefore killing those inside.

Those who chose not to fight were the lucky ones.

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 Post subject: Re: Found on a website
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:25 pm 
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I've read some accounts of that. We found it easier to push with dozers, quicker. Some shooting but very little by comparison. We did bury some. We also had ACE's. They were faster than dozers but not as strong. WE had a lot of rocks up where we crossed. Kept f'ing up the rakes. Ended up takin' em off just before cross. Decide to use the ACE's and the dozers. On the dozers we had welded one inch plate steel all around the driver except for a slot to see. Not very re-assuring though. The thought was: make it quick.

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 Post subject: Re: Found on a website
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:31 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 72nd. ENGR. CO. 197TH INF. BDE. 24TH INF
nice pics! haha tricky prob has a few choice words for ya.lol. the ace"s were alot faster, but dozers had the power. i remember they rushed them over and the driver from ft. knox .fresh out on ait. no guns, by yourself...lonely. i still remember that scared kid (18), i was 20, but i"d been in the army for a few yrs. him a few months. i"d been in -country a few months, him a few days. we all tried to make him feel like one of us as best as we could to a extent. can"t remember his name for the life of me. always wondered about that kid,what ever happened to him.

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 Post subject: Re: Found on a website
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:08 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 197th Inf. 72nd ENG. CO
yea, funny story about that rake, it broke off and i baried it with a dozer,, Our LT. thretin me with a articale-15 about it,,,, and it was one of those moments when you know sombody is out of touch with reality. I litt a cigerett and and said " allridy then" he looked as if he would cry. It was a piece of crap and was holding us back. I hadnt thought about that day for 20 years,,, what the hell! i guess next they will find a picture of me jackin off,,,LOL

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 Post subject: Re: Found on a website
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:59 am 
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:lol: :lol: Those pictures are on a different website. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Found on a website
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:32 am 
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tricky89 wrote:
what the hell! i guess next they will find a picture of me jackin off,,,LOL


Yea, after that long in teh desert, that dead camel was looking kinda sweet out there in the warm sun...eh?

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 Post subject: Re: Found on a website
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:35 am 
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:o Tricky is that you? EWWW

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 Post subject: Re: Found on a website
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Your Gulf War Unit: 72nd. ENGR. CO. 197TH INF. BDE. 24TH INF
redfish wrote:
:lol: :lol: Those pictures are on a different website. :lol:


haha :lol: :lol: :lol: wondered who was gonna say that. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Found on a website
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:43 am 
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We never did get those rakes to work. Kept bending. We trashed 'em before we even moved up north. We used the dozers with the steel plates welded around the ROPS. I remember feeling the oh s%&# when they welded those plates on with a little slot for you to look out. We knew then that can't be good.

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