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Bridge Co. Marines conduct demolitions to build experience

Marines with Improved Ribbon Bridge Platoon, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group carry expedient Bangalore torpedoes used for path-clearing operations during a demolition training exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 20, 2013. The explosives used by the platoon were assembled in the field from C-4, detonation cord and materials readily available in an urban combat zone.

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This work, Bridge Co. Marines conduct demolitions to build experience [Image 2 of 7], by LCpl Sullivan Laramie, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.20.2013

Date Posted:11.22.2013 14:01

Photo ID:1058742



Size:970.05 KB

Location:CAMP LEJEUNE, NC, USGlobe

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