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Tue Jul 9, 2019, 06:35 AM

75 years later, unexploded grenades, bombs continue to surface on Guam

Although the battle for Guam ended 75 years ago, remnants of war continue to be unearthed along roads, in yards, on beaches and farms.

About 11,000 pieces of bullets, grenades, bombs and other pieces of unexploded ordnance have been found since 1954, according to the Navy.

There is no estimate as to how many pieces of unexploded ordnance remain to be discovered, but Navy officials are sure there is more to be found, turning up when there is increased construction and development.

The history

The majority of this leftover weaponry is left from the Second Battle of Guam, in which American troops recaptured the island from the Japanese.

Read more: https://www.guampdn.com/story/beyondliberation/2019/07/07/guam-liberation-war-explosives-found/3688287002/
(Guam Pacific Daily News)

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