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    Re: Explosion at Nevada Military Site May Have Killed "Several"......

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    Harry Reid is a scumbag piece of ****.
    This dude will go down as one of the Worst Senators this country has ever had. If it was the Ancient days of Rome. This guy would have been taken out after a week.

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    Re: Explosion at Nevada Military Site May Have Killed "Several"......

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Harry Reid is a scumbag piece of ****.
    only took the better part of four years, but i found one of your posts i can agree with
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Explosion at Nevada Military Site May Have Killed "Several"......

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    They signed up for their country. That's heroic. Regardless of how they died. No one said they were heroes because they got blown up. You'd understand that if you weren't so busy trying to be a nuisance.
    as a veteran, i think he understands what he is saying
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Explosion at Nevada Military Site May Have Killed "Several"......

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    only took the better part of four years, but i found one of your posts i can agree with
    I'm sure this isn't the first one.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Explosion at Nevada Military Site May Have Killed "Several"......

    Pentagon bans 60 mm mortar round after deaths.....

    HAWTHORNE, Nev. (AP) — A mortar shell explosion killed at least seven Marines and injured several more during mountain warfare training in Nevada's high desert, prompting the Pentagon to immediately halt the use of the weapons until an investigation can determine their safety, officials said Tuesday.

    The explosion occurred Monday night at the Hawthorne Army Depot, a sprawling facility used by troops heading overseas, during an exercise involving the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force from Camp Lejeune, N.C. Several Marines from the unit were injured in the blast, authorities said.

    The Pentagon expanded a temporary ban to prohibit the military from firing any 60 mm mortar rounds until the results of the investigation. The Marine Corps said Tuesday a "blanket suspension" of 60 mm mortars and associated firing tubes is in effect.

    The Pentagon earlier had suspended use of all high-explosive and illumination mortar rounds that were in the same manufacturing lots as ones fired in Nevada.

    The mortar has changed little since World War II and remains one of the simplest weapons to operate, which is why it is found at the lowest level of infantry units, said Joseph Trevithick, a mortar expert with Global Security.org.

    "Basically, it's still a pipe and it's got a firing pin at the bottom," Trevithick said. Still, a number of things could go wrong, such as a fuse malfunction, a problem with the barrel's assembly, or a round prematurely detonating inside the tube, he said.

    The official said it would be normal to warn other U.S. military branches that use 60 mm mortars, such as the Army, about the Marines warning. The moratorium could last for weeks or months.

    Pentagon bans 60 mm mortar round after deaths


    Looks Like they have Warned the Army too. The Ban is up on them officially.

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    Re: Explosion at Nevada Military Site May Have Killed "Several"......

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    Pentagon bans 60 mm mortar round after deaths.....

    HAWTHORNE, Nev. (AP) A mortar shell explosion killed at least seven Marines and injured several more during mountain warfare training in Nevada's high desert, prompting the Pentagon to immediately halt the use of the weapons until an investigation can determine their safety, officials said Tuesday.

    The explosion occurred Monday night at the Hawthorne Army Depot, a sprawling facility used by troops heading overseas, during an exercise involving the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force from Camp Lejeune, N.C. Several Marines from the unit were injured in the blast, authorities said.

    The Pentagon expanded a temporary ban to prohibit the military from firing any 60 mm mortar rounds until the results of the investigation. The Marine Corps said Tuesday a "blanket suspension" of 60 mm mortars and associated firing tubes is in effect.

    The Pentagon earlier had suspended use of all high-explosive and illumination mortar rounds that were in the same manufacturing lots as ones fired in Nevada.

    The mortar has changed little since World War II and remains one of the simplest weapons to operate, which is why it is found at the lowest level of infantry units, said Joseph Trevithick, a mortar expert with Global Security.org.

    "Basically, it's still a pipe and it's got a firing pin at the bottom," Trevithick said. Still, a number of things could go wrong, such as a fuse malfunction, a problem with the barrel's assembly, or a round prematurely detonating inside the tube, he said.

    The official said it would be normal to warn other U.S. military branches that use 60 mm mortars, such as the Army, about the Marines warning. The moratorium could last for weeks or months.

    Pentagon bans 60 mm mortar round after deaths


    Looks Like they have Warned the Army too. The Ban is up on them officially.
    My question is 7 dead, 14 wounded. You usually have 3 on a gun, 3-4 guns on a line. So that's 10-15 dudes. A single round getting a hit on all of them and a kill on two gun positions?

    1. Someone didn't dig mortar pits and is going to get fired after he gets' back out of the hospital or
    2. Multiple round detonation. My thought process here is one round goes down, doesn't fire out, crew doesn't notice in the rapid fire, throws another one down the pipe out of muscle memory, both rounds go off in the tube or
    3. everything that could go wrong, did. ridiculous amounts of everything.

    One of my bosses is an old mortarman. His theory is that someone was practicing direct lay and anticipated the recoil, throwing a round up.

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    Re: Explosion at Nevada Military Site May Have Killed "Several"......

    Nevada town mourns Marines who died in explosion.....

    HAWTHORNE, Nev. (AP) Hundreds of residents in a rural community steeped in military history turned out to mourn the loss of at least seven Marines as investigators arrived at an ammunition depot to try to determine how a mortar shell exploded at the Nevada base and sent shrapnel flying into troops during a training exercise.



    Families with children clutching small American flags were among the nearly 300 people who attended the brief memorial service, where a trumpeter played taps at a city park as a giant American flag flew at half-staff across the street from the base at dusk.

    Even though the Marines were from the other side of the country, locals still feel a strong sense of pride in the military because the town's history is so deeply tied to the armed forces.

    The town calls itself "America's Patriotic Home" and is home to the Hawthorne Ordnance Museum, which displays hundreds of shells, munitions, battery guns and weapons dating to World War II. Red, white and blue sculptures made of former shells and bombs are on display in town. Storefronts carry names like Patriot's Plaza. The sign on a business Thursday carried the message, "Please Pray For Our Marines."

    The investigation will focus on whether the Marines followed procedures to properly fire the weapon, or whether there was a malfunction in the firing device or in the explosive mortar shell itself, the official said.

    The Hawthorne depot opened in 1930, four years after a lightning-sparked explosion virtually destroyed the Lake Denmark Naval Ammunition depot in northern New Jersey, about 40 miles west of New York City. The blast and fires that raged for days heavily damaged the adjacent Picatinny Army Arsenal and surrounding communities, killing 21 people and seriously injuring more than 50 others.....snip~

    Nevada town mourns Marines who died in explosion



    For my Cuzins.....US Marines, Hard Corp! Hu-ah!

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    Re: Explosion at Nevada Military Site May Have Killed "Several"......

    My heart and thoughts go out to the families. Horrible events.

    And my god...Harry Reid, you just got the nomination for this years Biggest Douche in the Universe Award. That's the epitome of political raping the dead and utilizing them as nothing but hollow political tools. Disgusting to an insane degree.

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    Re: Explosion at Nevada Military Site May Have Killed "Several"......

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    An explosion during a training exercise at a military ammunition storage facility in western Nevada has killed "several" people, with U.S. Marines among the dead, military officials said Tuesday.



    The explosion occurred late Monday night during a Marine training exercise at the Hawthorne Army Depot in western Nevada, said facility manager Russ Collier.

    Hawthorne Army Depot is a 147,000-acre site used for the storage and destruction of demilitarized ammunition.....snip~

    Seven Marines killed, seven more hurt in Nevada training blast
    Reuters 13 mins ago<<<<< more here.

    We lost 7 Marines last night also 7 wounded.. Ammunition Is stored at Hawthorne. Looks Like Heaven was in need of some more Heroes!
    Morter are safe to handle, I'll bet the round which went off was the 3rd or 4th in a volly. The tube gets hot and will cook off the fuse if fire more than a couple at a time.

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    Re: Explosion at Nevada Military Site May Have Killed "Several"......

    And please spare me the ' heaven needed more heros' crap, that's so generic and clishe, a very disrespectfull way for you to react to this.

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