Friday, August 10, 2007

Concerned citizen brings cache to Soldiers

PATROL BASE INCHON, Iraq — An Iraqi man came to Patrol Base Inchon, Iraq, Aug. 5 with a truckload of explosives he found in a cache.
Soldiers of Company D, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) out of Fort Drum, N.Y., helped the man unload the cache contents from his pickup truck into an unexploded ordnance pit near the patrol base.
The load consisted of two 155mm rounds and one 120mm round, two plastic pipes filled with homemade explosive, plastic gloves, 200 meters of command wire, 150 rounds of 14.5mm ammunition for a heavy machine gun, a 14.5mm machine-gun barrel, and 60 crush bar-type triggers for improvised explosive devices.
An explosive ordnance disposal team destroyed the items.

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