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While serving a twelve month deployment in Afghanistan there were many events that I remember Some of the events were good and some were bad One event I remember specifically because I was personally involved happened at the end of my deployment This event instantly changed my perspective on life in a matter of seconds In my paper I will re tell the brief story of where I was in Afghanistan and how the most eventful day of my deployment happened when I came within feet of hitting an IED improvised explosive device while on a simple mission in the northern valley of Wardak Province Afghanistan First In October 2011 My assigned unit known as 4th Brigade 10th Mountain division was on their way to Afghanistan to start a 12 month tour in Wardak Province Afghanistan The area was located about 25 miles east of the capital In Kabul My platoon was sent to a COP Combat Outpost with one other military police platoon to control a smaller portion of the valley in order to deny enemy maneuver along rat lines in the mountains which ultimately would cut off all supply reinforcements On the COP there was about a total of 65 people We had to maintain Guard in 5 different towers at all times Personally I had about 6 hours minimum of guard every day Between my platoon and the other platoon we alternated missions every day but it wasnt uncommon to go on patrol twice a day if needed In the early months of spring till the end of September is when all the combat happens The consistency of nice weather in the spring and summer made it easy for the enemies to carry out attacks because they dont have to worry about the cold After all they live in a 3rd world country and cant afford any extra supplies such as
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