Hunch leads to large weapons cache
|A Task Force Baghdad
Soldier keeps digging in search of more weapons in a cache discovered in
west Baghdad Oct. 10. Soldiers from B Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored
Cavalry uncovered its seventh weapons cache in October during
cordon-and-search operations. (U.S. Army photo)
Blackanthem.com, ABU GHRAIB, Iraq, October 11, 2005
Soldiers from B Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
discovered a very large weapons cache Oct. 10 in the Abu Ghraib district.
The unit had been conducting cordon-and-search operations in the
neighborhood and was just about to leave, but—acting on a hunch—they
remained at the site for another two hours, digging for buried munitions
This is the seventh cache discovered in October by this unit.
The day began with the Soldiers searching a residence suspected of harboring
terrorist activity. Using metal detectors, the unit began to get positive
detections and, after staying in the area, unearthed a large cache.
The cache included 13 mortar rounds, five rocket-propelled grenade rounds,
four rifle grenades, two RPG launchers, a mortar tube, a 55-gallon drum with
explosives, six bundles of fuses, 67 RPG propellants, and 110 explosive
"This is an example of how a Soldier’s intuition and experiences have
resulted in uncovering another cache," said Capt. Ryan Keys, B Troop
commander. "I am proud of the hard work and dedication that every Soldier
has been putting into this mission here," he said. "The terrorists are
learning that it is just a matter of time before we find their next cache."
By Capt. Marc Pelini
1/10th Mountain Division
||A portion of a
weapons cache is laid out for inventory. Soldiers from B Troop, 1st
Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry uncovered its seventh weapons cache in
October during cordon-and-search operations in west Baghdad Oct. 10.
(U.S. Army photo)