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"When U.S. troops arrived, they weren't sure how big a weapons stockpile Iraq had," said Wayne Shaw, program manager for the Army Engineering and Support Center's Coalition Munitions Clearance Program. "At the request of the U.S. military, the center sent two people in April and May 2003 to survey the situation; they ran into so much (ordnance) that active military would have been inundated."
"Some of the most devastating were the 155 mm projectiles," explained Curtis Bevington, a quality assurance specialist in ammunition surveillance. "They fit in the trunk of a car. One person can lift them. Easy to carry and bury. We've destroyed thousands of them here at Buckmaster."
posted on 11/10/2005 6:49:46 PM PST
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