2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 08:28:57 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: Re: [CPEO-MEF] CHEMWEAPONS, FUDS: Spring Valley (DC) burial pit
[A more detailed article. - LS]

Unearthed jugs might point to larger arms cache

By Christopher Cottrell
American University Eagle (DC)
January 31, 2010

The Army Corps of Engineers unearthed three broken glass jugs on Monday, Jan. 25 at their "Pit 3" investigation at 4825 Glenbrook Rd. N.W., a Corps spokesman told The Eagle.

The find has generated questions as to whether a long sought-after munitions cache, known as the "Sgt. Maurer burial pit," has finally been located.

An environmental specialist for the District Department of the Environment's Toxic Substance division, Dr. Richard Albright, told The Eagle that rumors of the munitions cache have been based on aerial photography and World War I-era photos depicting Army Sergeant C. W. Maurer standing amid approximately 30 glass jugs similar to the ones found last Monday and possibly filled with the chemical agent mustard.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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