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Live WWII artillery shell found in Navarro County


A Navarro County resident found a live WWII artillery shell while clearing brush on his property at around 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The artillery shell was found near SE CR 1081 between Corsicana and Mildred.

A Navarro County Sheriff's Office Deputy secured the scene and set up a perimeter around the artillery shell. The deputy took picture of the shell and sent it to his supervisors.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were contacted to find out what type of device it was and recommend safety precautions for the area.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team out of Ft. Hood was dispatched to the device and arrived on the scene at around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

The EOD team determined that the artillery shell was fused and live. They were able make the shell safe to remove and they took it back to Ft. Hood for disposal.

The artillery shell was identified as a WWII era 155mm Howitzer round.

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