DESERT DOZER

Post your pictures from Desert Shield/Storm for the rest of us to see.
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Animal
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DESERT DOZER

Post by Animal » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:02 pm

Image PICTURED ON THE LEFT GUTHRIE AND ME SITTING ON THE THE DOZER WITH STEEL PLATES WELDED TO SIDES TO DEFLECT ENEMY FIRE FROM MY OL FRIEND REDFISH IN ONE OF HIS MANY DUTIES ,FROM TRUCK DRIVER TO DOZER OPERATOR TO COMBAT SOLDIER HE WAS A ASSET TO THE STORM ,THANK YOU REDFISH!
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Re: DESERT DOZER

Post by tricky89 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:42 pm

Good picture,remember it well,i wonder what happen to all that metal?
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Re: DESERT DOZER

Post by redfish » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:56 pm

Thnx bro. I recall quite well. We did not appreciate the reasoning behind the steel plates but also since that was their plan for the dozers, we were glad to have it. I dunno trick, I have no memory about the plates after we got back. Did dagger fix the site so we can post pictures?


All of us had our specific jobs during storm. I am thankful for yall as well. The Colonel I spoke with at Benning last year was the company commander of Delta company 1/18 during storm. He said after multiple tours to Iraq that the 72nd from storm was the best engineer company ever.
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Assault and Barrier Pltn
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Re: DESERT DOZER

Post by Animal » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:57 pm

tricky89 wrote:Good picture,remember it well,i wonder what happen to all that metal?
I would say someone sold it and moved to a private island,lol
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Re: DESERT DOZER

Post by Animal » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:02 am

redfish wrote:Thnx bro. I recall quite well. We did not appreciate the reasoning behind the steel plates but also since that was their plan for the dozers, we were glad to have it. I dunno trick, I have no memory about the plates after we got back. Did dagger fix the site so we can post pictures?


All of us had our specific jobs during storm. I am thankful for yall as well. The Colonel I spoke with at Benning last year was the company commander of Delta company 1/18 during storm. He said after multiple tours to Iraq that the 72nd from storm was the best engineer company ever.
I never understood how you would be able to see what you were doing ,I know the plates were heavy and thick used a crane of some sort to put in postion I think we cut some rifle ports in them also I remember noone really wanted them we just followed orders.
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Re: DESERT DOZER

Post by redfish » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:15 am

We did not like the little slot cut out to see through. However, the reason for the plates was to to limit the chance off being shot while clearing berms or mine fields or bunkers. The other reason was to help protect you while clearing paths through mine fields. We didn't mind the plates so much after that
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