Jan 29, 2005

SAQLAWIYAH, Iraq - Pvt. Bryan Smith, a combat engineer with 2nd Platoon, Company A, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, uses his AN/PSS-12 metal detector to search for buried weapons and explosive devices in a village outside Saqlawiyah codenamed 'Shadyville' June 29. Combat engineers assisted Company A, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment personnel and Iraqi Security Forces during 'Operation Shadyville,' a mission that netted several suspected insurgent supporters, two improvised explosive devices, and 50 AK-47 assault rifles.

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