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Old 08-05-2013, 08:47 PM   #11
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Those^^^ are 3 pretty good reasons.......

C3, what do you do with your Master Explosives Engineer's license? And does your name refer to the explosive?
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Screen name is military- Command, Control, Communicate- and I am 11 series (Shooter, now retired)

Grew up around explosives- Dad was contractor- started when I was 13, was journeyman blaster at 17. Along the way picked up Bomb Tech and EOD schools. Consulting engineer for insurance companies (retired) for mining, construction, research, and military related civilian contractors- and teach blasting and explosives. Now work for a consulting civil and environmental engineering company.

The section of the plant where they make lead azide (priming compound) has blow out panels, machines are designed to channel blasts away from workers, and there is still a strict man-load limit for that area- never more than X number of people in there at one time. When I said priming compounds are touchy, I meant it.

And yes, the was a Composition 3- or C3. It was a slightly different composition than C4, tended to get hard when cold, rather toxic.
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Cool, sounds like an interesting resume. I am familiar with the limit on people in a room, and buildings designed to blow out. Similar practices are used in the pyrotechnic industry. Their equivalent to lead azide would be Flash Powder. What does "11 series" mean?
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Sorry- Army MOS (military occupational specialty) 11B is light weapons (infantry) 11C indirect fire crewman (mortars) 11 H Anti-Armor (TOW gunner) etc. Have some other MOS's, but started and ended service as Infantry- 11A.
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Sorry- Army MOS (military occupational specialty) 11B is light weapons (infantry) 11C indirect fire crewman (mortars) 11 H Anti-Armor (TOW gunner) etc. Have some other MOS's, but started and ended service as Infantry- 11A.
You were an officer? Or enlisted? When did you go through EOD school?
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C3 just likes to see things blow up and his MOS gave him hazard pay all the time. My dad had the same MOS in Korea. I asked him why he chose that MOS. He got a whopping $25 a month in hazard pay and combat pay. During the Korean conflict $25 went a long way.
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Enlisted, NCO, then officer. EOD schools in 68, 72, 75.
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Enlisted, NCO, then officer. EOD schools in 68, 72, 75.
Nice. Where did you do EOD at?
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Couple of different schools. Aberdeen, Redstone, Eglin.
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You were an officer? Or enlisted? When did you go through EOD school?
"11" is Enlisted Infantry...Officer & Warrant Officer MOS's are 3 numbers....
If you see "C3" running you should try & keep up!!!!!
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