Colorado man finds live mortar shell in grandpa’s things
GREELEY, Colorado ” A Weld County, Colorado man found a live mortar shell from the Korean War era among his grandfather’s possessions.
A bomb squad took the shell and detonated it at an undisclosed site.
The sheriff’s department says the grandson, whose name wasn’t released, discovered the shell on Friday in a home in the Greeley area.
Authorities didn’t say whether the grandfather was still alive or how he came to have the shell.
The grandson’s brother, an active-duty serviceman, thought the shell might be live and should be destroyed, so the grandson drove to the Greeley Police Department to report what he had found.