FOB KALSU, Iraq (March 7, 2008) — Citizens in Arab Jabour unearthed a large weapons cache and turned it over to Soldiers at Patrol Base Red March 5.
The cache, which was loaded in a truck, was turned over to Soldiers from Company D, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.
The cache consisted of 111 57 mm projectiles and 22 60 mm projectiles. Each projectile was rigged with detonation cord and packed with homemade explosives. The only thing missing was an initiation device, said Capt. Joseph Inge, commander, Company D.
Although the rounds were rusted and dirty, indicating they were probably buried, Inge, a native of Richmond, Va., said they still could have been used.
The citizens who unearthed the rounds said they discovered them in a palm grove north of the patrol base.
“As long as they keep trying to find things and turn them in, security will continue to improve,” Inge said.