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Re: Korean War era incendiary bomb

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February 15, 2009 02:18AM
Oh Wiz, it's not a real helicopter ride unless there are doors off on the sides and door gunners are blasting nonstop with their M-60s at the bad guys on the ground. Oh, and to add to the experience, you have to have the bang, bang, bang sound of ground fire hitting the bird and flying through (hopefully, without hitting anyone on the way) ...... Sorry for the flashback.

Old bombs are always a menace to the unsuspecting. WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and every other war's weapons still take casualties when they are disturbed. In 1968 at Ft Irwin, I was Officer of the Day on the post and a call came in about a fire in one of the transient unit barracks. Apparently a National Guard unit was training on the post and one of the "weekend warriors" found a mortar or artillery shell and brought it back to the barracks, intending to take it back home to impress the wife and kids. He was walking through the barracks when he dropped the shell, (a very dangerous white phosphorus weapon used as a marking round or incendiary device) causing it to explode and and project burning chemical on the troops, killing three and seriously injuring many more.

Bless you Wiz, you did the right and wise thing. (of course, all real wizards are wise)
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