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Spc. Kevin Crosby, a fire team leader with Company C, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, prepares a Claymore mine during a live-fire ambush range June 17 at Drawsko-Pomorskie, Poland. Company C is in Poland at the request of the host nation to participate in combined training exercises with Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry and Poland’s 6th Airborne Brigade. (PHOTO: U.S. Army Sgt. Eric McDonough, 145th MPAD, Oklahoma National Guard) 14488872061_a936b6de80_k.jpgOr, me, out checking perimeter security at the Castle...

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I have it on good authority you check security at odd hours too. :-)
 
Good rig there fore enforcing ebola quarantines, or for securing the border against illegal aliens.  Better order a million of them.
 
What ever happened to the mini-mores?  I remember back in '85 at Ft. Sill we trained on a what my Instructor called a Mini Claymore 1/3 to 1/2 the size of a regular Claymore and used PETN instead of RDX for the explosive.
   
 Mark - I have no idea.  I never ran into them in all my years of wearing the green.
 
We trained with the stanard M-18A1Claymore, but we never got to blow one.  We did blow the Mini Claymores though.  I know my battery we each blew at least 2 of them after we were checked for placement and setup.
 

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