New York EOD Soldier On Duty in Kuwait
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- New York Army National Guard Sgt. John Conley, a technician in the 1108th Explosives Ordinance Disposal Team, walks out to a suspicious package in a bomb disposal suit to plant a disposal charge during a controlled detonation exercise here on April 5.
The Pleasantville, NY resident was taking part in a demonstration for Brig Gen. Patrick Murphy, the Adjutant General of New York, during his trip to visit troops in Kuwait and Iraq.
The Soldiers of the 1108th are responsible for responding to unexploded ordnance and bomb threats in the Camp Arifjan area and also providing training to troops coming into the area of operations.
The company, based in Scotia, was mobilized last year