Jul 29, 2006

Sergeant Jeffrey W. Kilpatrick, a 30-year-old native of Fort Pierce, Fla., talks to Sgt. Bryan E. Carter, a 23-year-old native of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, while Carter operates a robot as the two respond to a reported improvised explosive device in Habbaniyah, Iraq, July 29, 2006. Kilpatrick serves as the demolitions expert while Carter specializes in robots for the explosive ordnance disposal team in support of 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. The four man team, three Marines and one Navy corpsman, have had their hands full since arriving in April having responded to over 250 possible IEDs and other reported incidents; well over 100 of those calls have occurred since June.

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