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    Soldiers Relax with Homemade Climbing Wall
    Bravo Company in Iraq practice finger holds
    by Cpl. Warren Wing
    April 4th, 2005



    KIRKUK, Iraq, March 31st, 2005 Life in Iraq has Bravo Company soldiers climbing the wall.



    That's OK. That's what the Idaho soldiers had in mind when they built it.



    "I planned it before we left Idaho," Cpl. Warren Wing of Boise said of the 16-foot-tall climbing wall he and his climbing buddies in 3rdPlatoon built with lumber and plywood inside the walls of the Kirkuk patrol base that is home to the 100-plus soldiers of Bravo Company for their year in Iraq.



    A recent sunny morning made for perfect climbing weather. With a slight breeze and temperatures in the mid-70s, the climbing wall had a summer vacation vibe. An iPod hooked to speakers blared Van Halen. And Cpl. Wing had Spc. Jared McKenzie on belay ready on ropes if McKenzie slipped as the Pocatello soldier hung upside down trying to tackle a 4-foot-deep overhang.

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    niiiiiiice....gotta love stories like this.....
    Van Halen Is: Edward Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, David Lee Roth, Gary Cherone

    They will be back.....

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    What's there to love?
    Soldiers listening to Van Halen? Cool..
    Suomi Finland Perkele!!

 

 

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