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Failing to complete the breach to standard labeled the platoon as deficient, earning them a spot back at the line of departure.
military tactic, endorsed in Field Artillery magazine, is to fire mortars across the line of departure and preceding the American advance into an area, walking the fire in front of the American troops.
We crossed our line of departure and within 200m hit an IED.
Marines crossed the line of departure and entered Iraq.
A self-financed, self-taught combat journalist and photographer whose reports from the field have won him a wide following, Michael Yon joined an American unit as it crossed the line of departure for the second phase of The Surge and headed for Diyala province and the al Qaeda stronghold of Baqubah.
These were quickly overcome by the rifle sections, and by 0815 hours, First Regiment had advanced some two thousand yards beyond its line of departure and was approximately halfway to Highway 7, its initial objective.
Thankfully, my girlfriend, Elizabeth Nixon, had caught the shot and hog's departure on video, and after a hasty review, we were able to get a reliable fix on my hog's line of departure.
It always struck me as strange how so many professors I knew had a professed love for some Third World peoples somewhere but no palpable feelings for the boys of the Fighting 69th--who were given last rites by their regimental chaplain before they left the line of departure and then were mowed down crossing hundreds of yards of open fields at Fredericksburg--or for Confederate teenagers in bare feet and homespun with acorns for food trying to hold Chickamauga Ridge against a massive Union assault.