One day after crossing the line of departure
, we dropped off the class IV to the customer.
If a rifle was fired such that the line of departure
was completely horizontal to the ground, the bullet would rapidly plummet to the earth without reaching its 600-meter effective range.
March 21, 2003-Seabees cross the line of departure
into Iraq with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force during Operation Iraqi Freedom
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.