60mm mortar shells for the US M2 Mortar "60mm-Mortar-Rounds" by Curiosandrelics - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

60mm mortar shells for the U.S. M2 Mortar

Electrician Finds Mortar Shell in Home Basement

The house is being remodeled, and the electrician came across a 60 millimeter mortar shell in the rafters.

An electrician working in the basement of a home in Pennsylvania found an unexploded bomb last week. The house is being remodeled, and the electrician came across a 60 millimeter mortar shell in the rafters, according to a report from Trib Total Media.

The homeowner said his father, who died 15 years ago, must have brought it back when he returned from serving overseas during World War II.

The police and bomb squad removed the potentially dangerous piece of history and took it to be detonated. The electrician, Larry Warner, was stunned. “You find some pretty unique stuff in people's homes,” he said, though this was his first bomb.

 
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