EOD Safely Dispose of Training Mine Near Camp Hale

Camp Hale, Colorado Eagle County Sheriff officials reported that Army EOD Army have safely destroyed a WW II-era landmine found by a hiker in the White River National Forest near Camp Hale. The hiker contacted sheriff deputies after discovering a gray metal device with yellow letters on it that appeared to be an old landmine. He took pictures of the device and noted its location in the woods, sheriff's officials said in a social media post.

An EOD team from Fort Carson, south of Colorado Springs, responded to dispose of the ordnance. The team determined that the landmine was left behind by the 10th Mountain Division soldiers who were stationed at Camp Hale for winter warfare training. According to officials, training landmines can be dangerous, even deadly if handled wrong.

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