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  • They were aimed at a soldier who had exposed himself above a hesco.

    Into the Valley of Death

  • But rock bag by rock bag, hesco by hesco, the outpost got built.

    Into the Valley of Death

  • The kop has a landing zone and a clutch of plywood hooches and barracks tents and perimeter walls made of dirt-filled hesco barriers, many now shredded by shrapnel.

    Into the Valley of Death

  • Gutierrez was on top of a hesco when we got hit and he jumped off and no one knows if he took a bullet or just broke his leg.

    Into the Valley of Death

  • The men work around the outpost in teams of three or four, one man hacking at the rock shelf with a pickax while another shovels the loose dirt into sandbags and a third drops the biggest chunks into an ammo can, then walks over to a half-full hesco, muscles the can over his head, and dumps the contents in.

    Into the Valley of Death

  • How ironic it was to see various bits of orange and white broken plastic all over the shop and hesco baskets stained by blue Turdis liquid all around.

    Army Rumour Service

  • Most are tiny - a few hesco barriers surrounding a makeshift command post.

    Signs of the Times

  • They'd probably argue they've a better idea than someone who's spent a few tours in the ammo depot, or filling hesco?

    Army Rumour Service

  • From my perspective, behind the concertina wire and hesco barricades, the contrast between mostly Pashtun and mostly Tajik areas cannot be any more stark: Nijrab Valley is glorious, lush, prosperous, and filled with well-maintained buildings.

  • Keep em in a hesco cage or few joined together should be safe in there As long as you give them a quick clean kill before you cook them, should be no problem.

    Army Rumour Service


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  • Mainly military use, a wire frame that can be filled with dirt, rocks and other material to form a barricade.

    July 9, 2012