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Old 03-23-2009, 03:07 PM
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Three men die trying to saw through Vietnam war-era shell



March 23, 2009 02:32pm

THREE Vietnamese men were killed while trying to saw through a war-era shell to salvage metal and explosives, police said.

The men, between 19 and 44 years old, were trying to break open a 105mm shell when the blast happened in southern Tay Ninh province on Friday, local policeman Nguyen Minh Kha said.

"The men wanted to sell the metal for money. They could not escape the sudden blast,'' he said.

According to earlier figures from the Public Security Ministry, more than 38,000 Vietnamese nationals have been killed and 100,000 injured by explosives left over from the Vietnam War, which ended in 1975.
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:50 PM
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There's a positive side to everything.......34 years later and were still rackin' up a body count
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Was where I was with the 25th amoung others. Maybe it was one of mine.
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:59 PM
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Way to south for me. and I would have wired it to a 250lb bomb.
I was with the 25th though. Tropic lightning.
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:33 PM
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"The men wanted to sell the metal for money. They could not escape the sudden blast,'' he said.

Yep, that ol' sudden blast will get you every time. Too bad for them we don't do explosions in slow motion.
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Yeah, ya gotta really have your shit together to outrun an explosion.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:29 AM
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I outran one in Poo Cat Club province. I beat the blast of a 122 to the bunker. That is where I recieved my Green Streak Medal w/BS Cluster.

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Tay Nihn..yup. BTDT
I guess these geniouses, or would that be geniousi, are better off out of the gene pool.
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http://www.cdnn.info/news/safety/s090324.html

You're gonna have to go to the link yourselves. For some odd reason I can't copy the text.
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