The following was sent in by Larry Grimm, one of our readers and a former Corpsman with 1st Recon Bn in Vietnam. -Peter Nealen

Recent reports of ISIS capturing uranium from a university have raised some alarms in the civilian community about the risk of a dirty bomb. The subject seems to come up every few years. I’d like to share some tips with you.

If you are concerned about a radioactive dirty bomb, please read my article here.

Written for a newspaper in a city near Camp Lejeune, in simple terms the article tells you what to do to keep you safe in the event of a dirty bomb. The article was directed at both Marines and the public. The common sense advice laid down will work just as well on the battlefield as here at home.