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HESCO in Afghanistan

U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

 
 
HESCO in Afghanistan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 31, 2015
1. HESCO in Afghanistan Marker
Inscription.
Building a HESCO Position in Afghanistan: An Army Engineer's Perspective
“Once the initial reconnaissance has occurred and the land has been approved, the S4 and engineers need to generate a supply request for triple-strand concertina, HESCO Bastion Concertainers, dimensional lumber, plywood, sandbags, tents, and power generators, which are needed immediately for the Soldiers or engineers performing the initial construction. These materials allow a perimeter, observation posts, entry control points, and a tactical operations center to be constructed…The engineer is responsible for determining where the fill material will be obtained for the HESCO barriers and sandbags…If the soil conditions prevent the use of in-situ soil due to its poor characteristic, or if there is a lack of engineers or heavy equipment, the unit’s contracting officer will not only have to coordinated the fill material requirements but may be required to contract heavy equipment such as bucket loader, hydraulic excavators (HYEXs), an dump trucks.”
Michael P. Carvelli “Planning a new FOB in Afghanistan”
Engineer: The Professional Bulletin for Army Engineers, October 1, 2007
Second Lieutenant Carvelli is the Task Force Engineer, Special Troops Battalion, 173d Airborne Brigade.

(Inscription under the photo on the left)

HESCO in Afghanistan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 31, 2015
2. HESCO in Afghanistan Marker
Engineer and cavalry Soldiers worked together to build living quarters and a security check point for Afghan Border Police at Gowardesh Bridge during Operation Mountain Highway II in eastern Nuristan Province, Afghanistan. Spc. Jason Marlowe, a Wisconsin native, and Spc. Ben Cavanagh, from Iowa, built the ABP checkpoint living quarters, bunkers and fighting positions next to the Gowardesh Bridge and Landay River.

(Inscription under the photo on the bottom right)
Gun trucks in a HESCO position in Afghanistan.
 
Erected by U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
 
Location. 40° 12.444′ N, 77° 9.54′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Army Heritage Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. HESCO at Home (a few steps from this marker); HESCO in Iraq (a few steps from this marker); Hesco Barriers (a few steps from this marker); Private First Class Willard Dominick (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sergeant First Class Randall D. Shughart (about 300 feet away); Flexibility, Firepower, and Mobility

Sign at the entrance to the US Army Heritage and Education Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 31, 2015
3. Sign at the entrance to the US Army Heritage and Education Center
(about 600 feet away); Truscott Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Carlisle Indian Industrial School (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Categories. War, Afghanistan
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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