Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Looking Back to 1916: Finding World War II and Civil War Ordnance in DeKalb County

From the August 24, 2016, MidWeel (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."

1991, 25 Years Ago.

"DeKalb County is starting to become a regular customer for the explosive ordnance disposal unit at Fort Sheridan.  For the second time in less than a week, the 51st Ordnance Detachment was called out to the county to handle disposal of another round of possible live ammunition.

"This time the ammo was a live Mark II World War II vintage hand grenade.  The unit was called out to remove a Civil War Hotsckiss artillery shell found in a DeKalb scrapyard."


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