Jan 15, 2005

AR RAMADI, Iraq (Aug. 15, 2005) - Corporal Nicholas H. Cole, a combat engineer with 4th Platoon, Company A, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, which is in direct support of 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, places enemy mortars in a pile during a weapons cache sweep through farmland on the outskirts of the city here Aug. 15. The 20-year-old from Weaverville, Calif., and his comrades uncovered more than 300 artillery shells and approximately 2000 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition during the mission. They consolidated the munitions into one whole and destroyed them with plastic explosives. Photo by: Cpl. Tom Sloan

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