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  • Half-Ton Weapons Cache Found, Destroyed Following Iraqi Citizens’ Tip

    11/19/2007 4:32:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 95+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Jason Stadel
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU — U.S. troops uncovered and destroyed a weapons cache containing seven pressure plates Nov. 16 and 17 in the area of Mahdiryia. The plates are used to detonate a form of improvised explosive device (IED) that is specifically targeted against Coalition and Iraqi troops on foot patrol. The cache find was the first indication of these “dismounted” IEDs being used in the area of Mahdiryia. They are already heavily used by al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) the communities of Hawr Rajab and Arab Jabour to the north. Soldiers from Battery B, 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery (FA)...
  • Half-Ton Man Loses 450 Lbs

    01/06/2005 12:20:34 PM PST · by crushelits · 34 replies · 1,383+ views ^ | Jan. 06, 2005 | netscape.cnn
    South Dakota Man Loses 450 Pounds SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - His recovery was slowed because of an infection, but a man who once weighed half a ton may soon leave a hospital after losing more than 450 pounds. Patrick Deuel is scheduled to go home to Valentine, Neb., on Jan. 22. He is still receiving treatment at a Sioux Falls hospital for a staph infection he got in November. Deuel said he isn't worried about returning to a former lifestyle of overeating. He will have health aides at home and a doctor will check on him regularly.  ``I've...