Live WWI Mortar Removed from South Dakota Home

Sioux Falls, South Dakota The Ellsworth Air Force Base EOD Team was called a Sioux Falls home to dispose of what was reportedly an "active WWI mortar shell." According to 1st Lt. Joshua Sinclair of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base, the two-person team responded to dispose of the ordnance. It was deemed live and safely removed for disposal. There are no details on the identification of the round or how it came to be inside the home, but according to the resident it was there for several decades.

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