Artillery shells uncovered by landscaper in Monroe Co.

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Artillery ShellsAccording to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, officers from the Tomah Police Department were called to a residence near the intersection of Jackson Street and McLean Ave. on Monday. Investigators found that a resident there had been doing landscaping and located two military artillery shells buried in the ground. Based upon their condition it was unknown if the munitions could be safely removed. 

Arrangements were made for military personnel to inspect and remove the items. Members of the 115th Fighter Wing, stationed out of Madison, arrived and determined that one of the shells was a training shell. The other shell had been an active artillery shell however it did not contain a fuse or detonation devices. Both items were removed and later disposed of at Ft. McCoy.

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