Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Buffalo Marines

Nice write-up by the WSJ on some of the unsung heroes of this war - what we call in the Navy EOD.
"That's how people get killed," he said.

The words were barely out of his mouth when a violent explosion erupted in front of his windshield. The vehicle out front had struck a bomb.
...and their trusty steed....
Sgt. Spencer and his men eat, work and sleep inside their 13-foot-tall armored vehicle, a Buffalo MPCV built by Force Protection Inc., a South Carolina company. The truck is their home away from home. Photos of family members line the dashboard. A crate of Rip It, an energy drink, sits between the two front seats. The cabin is strewn with hunting magazines, Pringles containers and Christmas cookies.

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