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Ryan Glau (fourth from left) and his team walk away from an explosives demolition in Afghanistan in 2009. The Bay-Area native is retiring after 24 years in the Marine Corps, most of it spent disarming bombs in the world’s trouble spots. (Contributed photo)
It was 2013, and Ryan Glau was walking on a street in Afghanistan with some soldiers from the Republic of Georgia. They were on their way to remove an IED – an improvised explosive device – from a building, which was Glau’s specialty in the U.S. Marine Corps.
When the first shots rang out, Glau knew they were in trouble.