2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 11:46:41 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, REUSE: Ft. Monroe (VA) survey finds
Surveys turn up cannon and two pieces of fused ordnance at Fort Monroe

By David Macaulay
Newport News Daily Press (VA)
March 21, 2010

HAMPTON - While the discovery of a cannon dating from the 1860s sticking vertically in the ground was the most significant find during a munitions survey last year at Fort Monroe, many other items were uncovered.

During 165 hours of research, a team dug up 2,313 metal targets, including two pieces of fused ordnance: an 8-inch-long parrot shell and a 10-inch cannon ball.

Other finds included a Chevy truck tailgate, three door knobs, four horse shoes, a potato masher and a pair of scissors.

Robert Reali, an environmental coordinator with the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, called BRAC, said a geophysical survey was made using giant metal detectors.


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