Alright, this is not my infamous GMLRs video, but it is a video file I can actually send via e-mail.
On 7 February 2008, I accompanied members of B Troop on an area clearance mission in an area called the Salt Flats in Arab Jabour, south of Baghdad. We discovered several dead civilians, a large quantity of buried ordnance, and what appeared to be one half of a ZU-23-2. We left the dead, backhauled the cannon back to the squadron area, and brought in EOD to conduct a controlled detonation of the ordnance. EOD used 135 lbs. of C4 to blow the ordnance. Before they blew it, we moved all of our Soldiers behind a small hill, and my gunner placed his camera on the top of the hill and ran back to the track. I filmed it from the turret of my Brad, but alas, that file is too big to send. This day was also significant because it was the second time I let my driver run over an Iraqi car, albeit an old piece of abandoned, inoperable, junk….
687: This is an overview of the Salt Flats.
686: This picture shows the ordnance lined up and being inspected by EOD.
690: This is me with the cannon, which I actually found. We found a ZU-23-2 mount, sans cannons, in a different field, on a different day.
691: This is the single cannon after burning off the underbrush. B Troop was the quickest to burn stuff.
(somehow Esli forgot to send that one!)
696: Here is EOD rigging the whole package to blow.