Rocket on display for two years at veterans' museum found to be live, safely removed
Last update: January 23, 2008 - 7:42 PM
CUMBERLAND, Md. -
History could have come to life in very much the wrong way at a veterans' museum where a rocket on display for two years was discovered Wednesday to be live.
After Allegany County authorities were notified that the Mark 1 rocket on display in Cumberland might be live, the state fire marshal's office and the FBI confirmed it was. Bomb experts removed the ordnance and rendered it safe.
The 48-inch-by-2.75-inch rocket was similar to those used on helicopter gun ships during the Vietnam War, said Deputy State Fire Marshal Joseph Zurolo Jr. A local veteran donated it to the museum, which is in a chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Zurolo said.
Authorities are investigating how the man came to possess the live ordnance.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Umm... is that live rocket in your pocket?
Posted by Brother Ass at 10:47 AM