Deadly needles in the haystack

By Spc. Laura Johnson, MND-BMarch 23, 2009

Sgt. Robert Solesbee, a native of Corona, Calif., assigned to 710th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 3rd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group, glances around at his surroundings, looking for potentially dangerous ordnance among the scrap metal at the Sheik Khalid scrap yard March 18.
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Robert Solesbee, a native of Corona, Calif., assigned to 710th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 3rd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group, glances around at his surroundings, looking for potentially dangerous ordnance among the scrap metal at the Sheik Khalid scrap yard March 18. (Photo Credit: Spc. Laura Johnson, MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Sgt. Robert Solesbee, assigned to 710th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 3rd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group, a native of Corona, Calif., marks unexploded ordnance at the Sheik Khalid scrap yard March 18. His team was called to the scrap yard after members of the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team discovered ordnance among scrap metal the previous month.
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Sgt. Robert Solesbee, assigned to 710th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 3rd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group, a native of Corona, Calif., marks unexploded ordnance at the Sheik Khalid scrap yard March 18. His team was called to the scrap yard after members of the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team discovered ordnance among scrap metal the previous month. (Photo Credit: Spc. Laura Johnson, MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Sgt. Robert Solesbee, assigned to 710th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 3rd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group and a native of Corona, Calif., examines fuses from unexploded ordnance found among piles of scrap metal to assess if they are potentially dangerous March 18.
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Sgt. Robert Solesbee, assigned to 710th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 3rd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group and a native of Corona, Calif., examines fuses from unexploded ordnance found among piles of scrap metal to assess if they are potentially dangerous March 18. (Photo Credit: Spc. Laura Johnson, MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL