IED hunters honored

By Sgt. Carmen Guerrero, 890th Eng. Bn., 225th Eng. Bde., MND-BMarch 10, 2009

CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Cpl. Edward Helzer, a native of Laredo, Texas, receives the Army Commendation Medal on Feb. 9. While serving with the 836th Engineer Company, 890th Engineer Battalion, 225th Engineer Brigade, 1st Calvary Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, his quick thinking led to the discovery and disposal of a roadside bomb.  "Military training and experience kicked in and it was like second nature. You see something suspicious and you interrogate it. If you're lucky, it turns out be a positive IED find and we've managed to intercept the insurgents before any damage can occur," said Helzer.
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Cpl. Edward Helzer, a native of Laredo, Texas, receives the Army Commendation Medal on Feb. 9. While serving with the 836th Engineer Company, 890th Engineer Battalion, 225th Engineer Brigade, 1st Calvary Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, his quick thinking led to the discovery and disposal of a roadside bomb. "Military training and experience kicked in and it was like second nature. You see something suspicious and you interrogate it. If you're lucky, it turns out be a positive IED find and we've managed to intercept the insurgents before any damage can occur," said Helzer. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Carmen Guerrero, 890th Eng. Bn., 225th Eng. Bde., 1st Cav., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Spc. Justin Hayse, a native of Indianapolis, Ind., receives the Army Commendation Medal on Feb. 3. Hayse's quick thinking helped positively find and indentify an improvised explosive device. Hayse is with the 836th Engineer Company, 890th Engineer Battalion, 225th Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad.  "We try to find them before they find us. Hours can be long, but the success rate for everyone has just climbed the ladder a little higher because we've done our part to assure that the streets of Baghdad are safe by removing potential threats," he said.
2 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Spc. Justin Hayse, a native of Indianapolis, Ind., receives the Army Commendation Medal on Feb. 3. Hayse's quick thinking helped positively find and indentify an improvised explosive device. Hayse is with the 836th Engineer Company, 890th Engineer Battalion, 225th Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad. "We try to find them before they find us. Hours can be long, but the success rate for everyone has just climbed the ladder a little higher because we've done our part to assure that the streets of Baghdad are safe by removing potential threats," he said. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Carmen Guerrero, 890th Eng. Bn., 225th Eng. Bde., 1st Cav., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL