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HESCO in Iraq

U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

 
 
HESCO in Iraq Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 31, 2015
1. HESCO in Iraq Marker
Inscription.
From early May 2003-January 2004 we occupied an abandoned Iraqi military base near the town of Sinjar. Soon after our arrival the outer cordon of the base was built using HESCO barriers which we used as guard positions and to control access to the base. Members of my Platoon acquired some HESCO barriers not used in the construction of the outerperimeter to build a shower and some trash cans for our use.
SGT Michael Mira
A CO 2-187th Infantry Regiment
3rd Brigade 101st Airborne.

(Inscription under the photo on the left)
Checkpoint in Iraq integrating earthen berm, concrete T-wall, Jersey barriers and HESCO barriers on Main Supply Route (MSR) Tampa between Forward Operating Base (FOB) Remagen and Contingency Operating Base (COB) Speicher.
 
Erected by U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
 
Location. 40° 12.45′ 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 Barriers (a few steps from this marker); HESCO in Afghanistan (a few steps from this marker); HESCO at Home

HESCO in Iraq Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 31, 2015
2. HESCO in Iraq Marker
(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 (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, 2nd Iraq
 
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
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 19 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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