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TF Currahee mortarmen get job done

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr.
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs Office, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe CurraheesPaktika Province, Afghanistan – “The 60mm mortar is the single-most responsive indirect fire asset a commander like myself has on the battlefield,” said U.S. Army Capt. Ed A. Churchill, commander of Company D, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and native of Augusta, Maine. “I can instantly fire a mortar to suppress an enemy, close off access to [entrance] routes, as well as [exit] routes, and then work that round to be suppressive fire while our infantry guys get themselves in a position where they can fix, fight and destroy the enemy.”

U.S. Army Sgt. David A. Ramirez, the noncommissioned officer in charge of mortar operations from Company D, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and native of San Antonio, and U.S. Army Pfc. Armando J. Ramos, a mortarman with D Co., 2-506th Inf. Reg., 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Div., and native of Victorville, CA, reinforce a mortar fighting position Sept. 27th on Combat Outpost Munoz. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs Office)

U.S. Army Sgt. David A. Ramirez, the noncommissioned officer in charge of mortar operations from Company D, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and native of San Antonio, and U.S. Army Pfc. Armando J. Ramos, a mortarman with D Co., 2-506th Inf. Reg., 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Div., and native of Victorville, CA, reinforce a mortar fighting position Sept. 27th on Combat Outpost Munoz. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs Office)

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