580 Rockets


An Iraqi tip led our guys to nearly 600 57mm rockets hidden near Iraq.

The intelligence acquired suggested the rockets could be found hidden in some undergrowth along the river next to a tree line. After a short search, the soldiers and airmen found a berm near a tree line that was approximately 35-feet long and four feet high. Buried in the berm, covered with plastic and dirt, they found 580 57-millimeter rockets. The unit secured the perimeter of the site and coordinated with an explosive ordinance disposal team for the destruction of the weapons.

The soldiers secured the position overnight until an explosive ordinance disposal team could destroy the rockets.

Not earth-shaking, to be sure, but nice to see up near Tikrit.