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Old 06-03-2010, 03:55 PM
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I put together just such a list during my train-up for Iraq. I carried a lot of crap with me at Fort Bliss that I didn't carry in Baghdad.

Come to think of it, I shed a lot of gear after a short time in-country. I locked up my electronics (except for night vision) and never looked at them again. I'd have ditched my M203 if I could have, given that we weren't supposed to use HEDP. Ammunition, water, first aid, my knife, my multi-purpose tool, and a notebook w/ pen were about the only things I carried with me. Of course, I had the luxury of keeping everything else in my assault pack in the truck when on missions or nearby when at the checkpoint. The night vision was never very far away.

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