Local men uncover 1960’s to 1970’s era live U.S. military bomb while bulldozing at Jackson area golf course.

Excerpt from the JacksonSun.com:

“Freddie McGee never felt running his bulldozer was dangerous enough to cause him to insure his life, until he found a live piece of military ordnance while working at Hidden Valley Golf Course.

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“It was an old military-type rocket,” McGee said. “A tube-type device that you would see in a war movie.”

The device was removed by a bomb disposal team from Fort Campbell, Ky., according to the Madison County Sheriff’s office. It was destroyed at a South Madison County farm. The bomb was thought to have been built between the late ’60s and early ’70s.

McGee was doing course work near Hidden Valley’s No. 5 hole when he and another worker nearly drove over the bomb, which he described as about 3 feet long, 3 to 4 inches in diameter, and dome-shaped at one end. The rear end of the bomb had tail fins. McGee said it weighed about 20 pounds.

“It was pretty serious looking,” he said. “It would have been bad if one of us had run over it with a dozer, since it is an anti-personnel and has all that shrapnel.”

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