Center for International Stabilization & Recovery

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We help communities affected by conflict and trauma through innovative and reliable research, training, information exchange, and direct services such as:

Mine Risk Education
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Cpl. Kevin Dubois, who lost his legs up to the hip in an IED attack, practices walking on prosthetic legs in the C5 department for wounded warriors at San Diego Naval Medical Center in November 2011. Courtesy of Kevin Dubois

WASHINGTON — In late July last year, Marine Cpl. Kevin Dubois headed out to take the place of another Marine wounded while guarding a hastily setup landing zone near Sangin, a Taliban hotbed in southern Afghanistan.

Improvised explosive devices had taken a heavy toll all year, with Marines on dismounted patrols accounting for a disproportionate number of casualties. The guy that Dubois, a 25-year-old scout sniper, was sent to replace had stepped on a faulty homemade land mine.

Most of the explosive charge failed to ignite, but it still popped with enough force to injure a foot.

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