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Five Questions Bomb Techs are Tired of Answering
As an active duty Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician I tend to get asked a lot of questions about my job. I want to answer a few of the more popular questions here.
Question 1: Is it just like “The Hurt Locker”?
My home away from home; FOB Bernstein Iraq 2007
NO!, it’s not just like “The Hurt Locker”! That is a movie, made with an audience in mind. While there are some similarities to real life, it’s ridiculous to think an EOD deployment is like that.
There were some theatrical liberties taken that would never happen in real life. First, we never traveled as a lone vehicle in Iraq. That would be like putting up a sign saying, “Here we are, come kidnap us and use us for propaganda and finally kill us on video for the world to see”.
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