War artifacts can be cool.....
...but some...:unsure:...not so much.
With all my time on backhoes and such, I've pulled up or uncovered some strange stuff before but luckily, never a bomb. I did find one once, while at NAS Norfolk...:blink:...a definite "hoooly ____" moment. I was the JOOD and out making my rounds when I stopped by Weapons to check their gate. I caught a glimpse of something back in the bushes that even though I couldn't make out what it was, just didn't seem to belong there. Upon further investigation, I realized it was at least a 100 lb bomb and though clearly quite old, it was fully intact. I stayed on site until the proper authorities arrived, who immediately ordered me to clear out...:mellow:...which didn't hurt my feelings a bit. I later learned it was a WW2 dummy, practice bomb and near as anyone could figure, it had to have laid there for almost 50 years. Surprising, since it was only about 10 ft off of the main road and about 5 ft from the Weapons Department gate.