March 2nd, 2008 12:29 EST
Local man discovers large cache in barn after return home (Arab Jabour)
FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq – MND-C Soldiers discovered a large weapons cache Feb. 28 thanks to a tip from an Iraqi citizen who recently returned to southern Arab Jabour.
The man, driven from his home by al Qaeda in Iraq, recently returned to the area thanks to the efforts of Abna al-Iraq or Sons of Iraq, and Soldiers of the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.
The man, whose son is a member of the SOI, located the cache while removing debris from his barn. He noticed discoloration in the dirt and reported his find to Soldiers at Patrol Base Meade.
Approximately five feet underground, Soldiers and local volunteers discovered six 55-gallon drums containing 50 rocket-propelled grenade warheads, an RPG launcher, 200 rounds of 37 mm ammunition, 500 rounds of 23 mm ammunition and 2,000 rounds of .50 caliber ammunition among other munitions.
Besides providing for the safety of the community, the man was also compensated for cache find. In a show of good will, the man split the reward with the other local men who helped with the cache recovery.
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