A two-week series about the year-long Iraq tour of the Idaho 116th Brigade Combat Team
By Kevin Taylor, Pacific Northwest Inlander
Capt. Kory Turnbow of the Idaho National Guard was nearly blown to bits in his first week in Iraq. The 29-year-old law student and Pullman resident is not alone in having had a close encounter with an improvised explosive device (IED). Every local soldier who spent 2005 in Iraq with the Idaho National Guard has a bomb story. All are as intense as Turnbow's, and in almost every case, the bombers were never caught. There were a lot more bombs than we've heard about.
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