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4/25/2017 7:42:44 PM
Posted: 5/15/2002 5:28:53 PM EDT
I had the misfortune to be present today at a very ghastly scene. One soldier was killed and two badly burned when a main gun round exploded inside their M1 Abrahms on the range. The individuals sitting on the turrent were blown off and badly burned. The driver was trapped and burned to death in the vehicle. Best guess at this time is that a HEDP or HEAT round was set off by some sort of electrical short. (they're electrically primed) the two surviving troops condition at this time is undetermined.
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 5:40:05 PM EDT
damn God Rest his soul. God Save the others.
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 5:53:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Benjamin0001: damn God Rest his soul. God Save the others.
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What he said. Plus a prayer for the families!
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 5:58:25 PM EDT
Was the tank operating without a tank commander? Kharn
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 6:47:13 PM EDT
Kharn, i'm uncertain. One of the guys with their legs in the turret may be, Neither of them are in any shape to ask. I'm an MP, and tanks are not really in my field. I do know they were not on a firing run at the time.
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 7:13:15 PM EDT
What he said. Plus a prayer for the families
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What he said, How dare I forget that. Ben
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 7:20:08 PM EDT
Hope the other guys make it. Isn't there a good burn unit on base in Texas?
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 7:21:10 PM EDT
Sorry you had to see that. I wish your fellow soldiers a speedy recovery. ARH
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 7:25:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DPeacher:
Originally Posted By Benjamin0001: damn God Rest his soul. God Save the others.
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What he said. Plus a prayer for the families!
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ya what they said
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