RIP soldiers... M1A1 damaged by IED

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RIP soldiers... M1A1 damaged by IED

Joined: February 8th, 2007, 9:48 am

April 8th, 2007, 2:49 am #1

RIP to the soldiers and their families ..... just crazy how powerful IED's can be. these pics are from 2005.


On a nighttime patrol, Sgt. Russell Marek -- on his second tour of duty in Iraq -- was in command of three M1A1 Abrams tanks. A roadside bomb exploded, ripping through the bottom of Marek's tank. Two members of Marek's tank crew were killed.
Serving with the 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division, Marek, 34, of Satellite Beach, lost his right leg and arm, and suffered brain injury and severe burns over 20 percent of his body in the blast Sept. 16 as he rode in a tank just south of Baghdad.






When the other tanks traveling ahead turned around, a secondary IED exploded, killing the driver of one of the returnign tanks.




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Joined: February 8th, 2007, 9:48 am

April 8th, 2007, 2:03 pm #2

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