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Thursday, March 20, 2008

'Sand sailors' jam IEDs in desert

'Sand sailors' jam IEDs in desert -

Dye and 300 other shipboard electronic warfare specialists were charged with teaching troops how to defuse the bombs by jamming the electronic signals the insurgents used to detonate them.

"They called on a Wednesday and told me I was leaving (for Iraq) on Saturday," said Dye, 38, who had spent his career on ships. "It was the right decision. Electronic warfare was our background, what we did it for a living."

They called themselves "sand sailors,"...


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