Thursday, April 07, 2005

A Little Piece of Home

This week a few IP's (Iraqi Police) came to our gate and said that they found a rocket in a field. Since our FOB (Forward Operating Base) had been rocketed that day we thought it might be one that had been launched at us earlier. Part of my job is to analyze craters and determine where the rocket or mortar was launched. So we loaded up into our Humvee's and followed the IP to the rocket. When we reached our destination I dismounted and walked over to the location. I looked at Staff Sergeant Fisher and said, "It's not a rocket, and it�s from Utah!" The rocket was actually an aircraft flare made by Thiokol that never ignited and fell to the ground still intact. (Read the sticker on the flare)


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