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Child Finds (Live) Grenade Near Local Creek
KWTX ^ | July 10, 2011 | Jesse Moloney

Posted on 07/10/2011 11:55:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Police believe the grenade a child found near a creek was live.

An eleven year old boy made a surprising discovery while out at a creek in Lampasas.

He found what police believe was a live grenade near the 4th Street Bridge along Sulphur Creek just after 7p.m.

According to Lampasas police, the child picked up the grenade before alerting his parents who called police.

Fort Hood's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called in to handle the grenade.

Officers say it's not clear how long the grenade had been there, but judging from the amount of rust and dirt on it, they say it seems to have been a long time.


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: grenades

1 posted on 07/10/2011 11:55:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

2nd grenade story in a couple of days

message?


2 posted on 07/11/2011 3:12:34 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: nickcarraway

3 posted on 07/11/2011 3:19:59 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: nickcarraway

What nation and state does this story take place in?

Where in the world is Lampassas?


4 posted on 07/11/2011 4:00:34 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: Blueflag

What nation and state does this story take place in?

Where in the world is Lampassas?

Seeing they ID’d Fort Hood I would suggest that it is a city in Texas...............


5 posted on 07/11/2011 4:05:57 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: nickcarraway

Some kids get all the cool toys.


6 posted on 07/11/2011 4:07:06 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Blueflag

> Where in the world is Lampassas?

That would be TEXAS.


7 posted on 07/11/2011 4:45:34 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (2012 is the opportunity to get rid of Obama and his Empire of Lies.)
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To: Blueflag

About half the distance to Goldthwaite from Austin.


8 posted on 07/11/2011 4:51:04 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Blueflag

WHAT? You don’t know where Lampassas is?! Man, eeeeeverybody knows where Lampassas is, get with it, it’s only the freakin’ center of the UNIVERSE! I think it even has a bus station! /s


9 posted on 07/11/2011 4:54:53 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: nickcarraway

I demand we pass a law banning live grenades! It’s for the children!


10 posted on 07/11/2011 6:12:41 AM PDT by BfloGuy (The state is that great fiction, by which everyone tries to live at the expense of everyone else.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

I read that reference to the EOD guys. Still, this could have occurred in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana.

My point as you think I know, is that we should all provide City and State in our excerpts.

Not to pick on this FReeper, ‘cuz I forget to do it from time to time. IT’d just be nice to provide the geo-reference.


11 posted on 07/11/2011 6:45:28 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: sten

I caught that two.


12 posted on 07/11/2011 6:55:37 AM PDT by rightly_dividing
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To: Blueflag

Lampasas Texas, Nice Town I was just there this weekend for thier annual Spring HO festivities.


13 posted on 07/11/2011 7:03:08 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: nickcarraway

We weren’t too far from the 4th street bridge this weekend

hmmmm....


14 posted on 07/11/2011 7:06:33 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: Rightly Biased

Story on our local Corpus Christi TEXAS news last night about someone trying to sell a grenade at a gun show. The local LEO’s took it out and blew it up, but weren’t sure if it was live. ???? Couldn’t they have pulled the pin (remotely) before setting off their ordinance?

I’m just upset that I didn’t know there was a gun show.


15 posted on 07/11/2011 7:44:26 AM PDT by TStro
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To: TStro

You really gotta be careful with grenades. [duh!] They have chemical fuses and unless you know the provenance of the ordance, anything can happen. I suggest leaving the disposal of unknown ordance to the experts.

Have you ever thrown a grenade by the way?


16 posted on 07/11/2011 4:27:16 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: sten
2nd grenade story in a couple of days

message?

Moral. The moral of the story/s is: It don't do no good to fish with a dummy grenade.

17 posted on 07/12/2011 4:34:42 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: Rightly Biased; Squantos
Lampasas Texas, Nice Town

Except for the grenades laying around...

18 posted on 07/12/2011 4:36:15 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: sten
2nd grenade story in a couple of days

message?

One back in the end of June, too.

19 posted on 07/12/2011 4:38:41 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: nickcarraway
Officers say it's not clear how long the grenade had been there, but judging from the amount of rust and dirt on it, they say it seems to have been a long time.

Not nearly as well-kept as mine. Some folks just have no pride of ownership.


20 posted on 07/12/2011 4:40:39 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: archy

Normal near war zones. And large training base like FT Bliss.

Was it a 67 VN era or old Mk duce pineapple ?

Damn things were all over northern Italy an rest or Europe. RSP’d thousands of those in my day.

Bliss Bragg Hood Dix etc always had uxo in many forms showing up at original sites an or “collections” as you know.....

Now add the cartels in the mix an location near a DOD site an not suprising considering the history an current events of the area.

Stay safe....


21 posted on 07/12/2011 8:51:28 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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