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The colonel’s voice snapped up our attention. “We’re gonna drop mortars in that rathole for two hours before dawn. They’ll still be shredding those little trees right when you get up to ’em. We’re counting on you, boys. The people of the United States are counting on you. You may never do anything this important again in your entire lives.”

How would you explain this sentence: They’ll still be shredding those little trees right when you get up to ’em?
Does it mean that: they’ll shred those little trees until you get up to ’em? Otherwise, the soldiers would be blown up by the mortars.
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    Yes, essentially. The colonel is saying that they'll keep bombarding the trees with mortars (thus shredding them with the shrapnel), and they won't stop until right before the soldiers enter the bombing site. Your intuition was pretty spot-on this time!

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