AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A golfer looking for an errant tee shot
found a half-buried hand grenade near the eighth fairway of the
Augusta Municipal Golf Course.
The Richmond County sheriff's bomb squad was called to the scene
after Wednesday's discovery and detonated the war relic.
Bomb squad investigator Charles Mulherin says recent heavy rains
washing down a hill probably unearthed the Mk 2, or "pineapple"
grenade, used by the U.S. military from the final months of World
War I until the Vietnam War.
Mulherin says he did not know if the grenade was live, so the
bomb squad detonated it.
During World War I, the land that became the golf course was
part of Camp Hancock, a sprawling Army base that included woods
unsuitable for tents because of a ravine.
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