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Description (From "May 18, 2004. Staff Sgt. Kevin Jessen checks the underside of two Valsella 'VS-1.6' anti-tank mines found in a village outside Ad Dujayl, Iraq. Jessen is assigned to the 748th Explosive Ordnance Detachment, deployed from Fort Jackson, S.C., in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 748th EOD is supporting the 1st Infantry Division.

Note:- Staff Sergeant Jessen was killed in action March 5, 2006, aged 28. He was conducting a post-blast investigation near Rawah, Iraq when another improvised explosive device detonated and killed him.

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A soldier checks two Italian made VS-1.6 anti-tank mines. The mines are upside down, although this would not affect their function.
Date 18 May 2004
Author by Pfc. Elizabeth Erste
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