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Precision Rocket Artillery changes the Battlefield

3/5/2012 By Sgt. Jacob H. Harrer , 1st Marine Division

FORWARD OPERATING BASE EDINBURGH, Afghanistan — There was enough explosive material to construct hundreds of improvised explosive devices. Marines from 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment lacked the power to destroy the huge IED cache. They called for fire, and eight rockets landed within seconds of being fired. According to the after action report from the artillery platoon, all rounds impacted on target, the site was destroyed, and there was no collateral damage.

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