"Brian Martin and his wife, Donna, were not at home when the
ammunition round hit their home. They said they were picking up pieces
of shrapnel all day.
(There are) holes in my roof that you could fit a coffee cup in,
Brian Martin said.
Martin said about half of the trees bases were disintegrated in the
blast. The damage makes the couple question how safe things are."
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IIRC a 155mm round weighs about 95 pounds (~14.6 pounds of TNT). A
direct hit would likely have flattened that house, for sure.
The military base will probably miss a great opportunity for good civilian
relations. They should have their grunts show up to help with the
renovations, cleanup, etc. Even base commander come out to 'inspect' the
damages and carry off some type of repair work. Not just have the military
pay for damages but show up take that 'personal' interest. Go a long way
toward good will.
On 6/9/14, 9:18 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
The story said it hit near the house and destroyed several trees.
First Battalion, 129th Field Artillery, Harry Truman's battalion. He
had trouble finding civilian employment because he couldn't see, so they
put him in artillery.
I might have known they'd be from Missouri, where it's illegal to fire
somebody for being a boozer. It's also legal to drink while driving and
to serve alcohol to minors. It's legal for a minor to drink on the
street as long as he has a cup instead of drinking from the bottle.
It's illegal for any municipality to restrict the rights of drinkers.
The base commander ordered them to stop training. I think they need a
lot more training. Maybe he wants them to continue their training in
Missouri, where there rights will be protected.
Although Missouri alcohol laws are some of the least restrictive in the
United States you CANNOT drive while driving! The passengers can drink
but the driver CANNOT. I also doubt if what you stated about minors
drinking on the street is true.
We just fired BLPs in drills on the ship. (Blank Loaded and Plugged).
That is a regular projectile with plaster instead of TNT and a plug
where the fuse would go.
I suppose the Army might want to see where it goes beyond just
splashing in the water tho.
At one time, didn't you aim those things at commies?
What kind of round did you use for target practice?
What kind of a mess would a practice round have made
of a house?
Seems that if the round had explosives in it, it would
have flattened the place. Yikes!
the riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped
155mm round hit and house is still standing? It should be a pile of
rubbles. Usually two men carry the round on a tray to load the round
and sacks of gun power. They must live near a firing range. Old rounds
are known to fall short of target. Happened when I served in the ROKA
artillery unit. On annual routine field training exercise it happened
and injured quite a few forward infantry men. That infantry battalion
CO. was so mad at our Battalion CO calling all the name..... We returned
remaining rounds back to logistics unit to dispose of them.
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