RIP Marines: Marines killed in Calif. were doing dangerous job

RIP Marines: Marines killed in Calif. were doing dangerous job

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    RIP Marines: Marines killed in Calif. were doing dangerous job

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The job is one of the most dangerous in the Marine Corps.

    The four Marines killed Wednesday while clearing unexploded ordnance at California's Camp Pendleton were bomb removal technicians. It is one of the few positions in which the Marine Corps allows team members to quit at any time. That's because their mental focus could mean the difference between life or death, either for themselves or their fellow troops.

    Few quit, despite the inherent risks that come with finding and getting rid of unexploded munitions — whether on the battlefield or on a U.S. base, according to former bomb technicians.

    The four were killed around 11 a.m. during a routine sweep to make a range safer for future training exercises at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, said a Marine official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. There was no live firing on the range at the time.
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    I have the utmost respect for EOD personnel, anybody with the skills and courage to go out and either render safe or destroy a device meant to indiscriminately kill or injure people has more guts than I have.

    I called in a bomb threat on a C-5 one time when doing my pre-flight. I was in the troop compartment in the back and when I lifted the negative pressure hatch to inspect the empennage I saw two cardboard boxes toward the very rear of the airplane. After checking the maintenance forms and finding no write ups of anyone working back there I called it in. EOD responded and after securing and evacuating the area they sent someone to investigate. Come to find out the boxes contained parts that had been changed but had not been removed from the airplane.
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    Been waiting on more info before posting. This is very close to my personal Marine EOD and greater Military EOD Circle (Small World).

    I cannot find my tribes toung for this, but this will do!

    Semper Fi!

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    RIP. MARINES. Semper Fi. THANK YOU!!!!!!!

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    Next! As we know they will be honored on the wall in Florida..(tears).............. a little rock out for our community (Work Hard, Play Hard and Die Hard!). We celebrate success and respect our fallen!

    Disclaimer, I am impromptu EOD (not truly into the community but know it), and in no way am I claiming to be an expert (nor do I claim to be). I was the On the Job Traing guy, with a lot of reading of books and 'don't say OOPS' instruction = Amature........ I'm and was the guy that dumps the HE crap out there, as opposed to defusing it............ Respect to Mike F., USMC! and............especially Boaty, USMC (dead = you should have not drop tested that device on the tailgate of the Hummer)........ We will fight over this in Heaven or Hell, your choice, when I die, brother! Kim still loves and misses you! She really loved you! And I miss you and your dented Dodge truck......... Just sayin - if you can hear me........). And many others love you, you and EOD.......

    So, let's Rock! (we will fight amungst us Marines when I and others get there - brothers).





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    Quote Originally Posted by ANGLICO View Post
    Been waiting on more info before posting. This is very close to my personal Marine EOD and greater Military EOD Circle (Small World).

    I cannot find my tribes toung for this, but this will do!

    Semper Fi!

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    And my ancestors. The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards - Amazing Grace - YouTube
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    To the OP = MSGT/Ret. In respect Sir, I am going to post the link (that you posted above), as a video. It is of the excellent Royal Scots Dragroon Gards.............. When we were young, we did not truly appreciate the sound of the pipes...................... Some of us really get it now............. It took years of understanding and cutural understanding.

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    Thank you for starting this thread. I did not want to personally do so......., or could not bring myself to do so................... close quarters........................close community..........

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    God Speed and Semper Fi!
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    RIP and Semper FI.
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    Prayers offered for our Marines and their families.


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    Godspeed Marines.
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    May these Men of Honor...R.I.P.
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    All 4 Marines killed were EOD Techs. Those of us with contacts in the field got the names yesterday morning. The were all well known and experienced and of course will be missed.

    RIP Brothers...
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    Rest in peace Marines. You'll be so missed.
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    Semper Fi and Godspeed! RIP.
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    EOD is more than an MOS, it is a mindset and a way of life. The only things in my life that mean as much to me as my EOD badge are my daughters .
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