By Nick Shepherd Star Correspondent
As Kelly “Joe” Frazier approached the checkpoint, his convoy stopped.
The convoy was heading north from Kuwait on its way to deliver supplies to troops in Iraq, but an Improvised Explosive Device had been spotted by the scout vehicle. Frazier, as the company’s commander, called the convoy to a stop while preparations were made to set-off the IED.
Another unit was in the same area. For an unknown reason, the other unit drove right over the IED and detonated the device. The explosion blew the vehicle’s doors off.
“It also signaled to the enemy to start their ambush,” Frazier said. “It started with small arms but soon a couple of RPGs were fired.”