Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Improvised Explosive Devices (IED)
IEDs are low-technology explosive devices, which are usually homemade. Materials used to make these devices vary widely and include locally sourced switches, power supplies, initiators, explosive devices, and charge containers. IEDs are commonly hidden beside and underneath sections of roadway or under roadside debris. They can be set off using a variety of remote trigger mechanisms, such as a cell phone, pager, hand-held radio, garage door opener, or even simply by pressure.
In order to increase the effectiveness of IEDs, they can be stacked on top of one another or linked together through methods known as coupling and daisy-chaining (shown in this exhibit). When a vehicle passes into the blast zone, the linked devices are then detonated underneath or around it. Insurgents use IEDs to disrupt or distract coalition patrols and convoys, and thereby cause confusion in order to gain some superiority in a potential…
Erected by U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
Location. 40° 12.456′ N, 77° 9.525′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from Army Heritage Drive. Touch for map. The marker is on
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sergeant (SGT) Robert Easley, Jr. (here, next to this marker); HESCO in Iraq (within shouting distance of this marker); HESCO at Home (within shouting distance of this marker); HESCO in Afghanistan (within shouting distance of this marker); Hesco Barriers (within shouting distance of this marker); Specialist (SPC) Charles Posey III (within shouting distance of this marker); Machine Gun Post (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to the World War I Trench System Exhibit (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
Categories. • War, Afghanistan •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 11, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.