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Iraqi 107mm rocket base from attack on US Forces

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Posted 2 years ago

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scottvez
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This is a base plate from a Soviet 107mm Rocket.

The rocket (along with three others) was fired at a Battalion Headquarters building causing extensive damage and wounding several soldiers. Several more rockets were found but they didn't detonate correctly. The attack took place in July 2003 and was thought to be in retalian for the US attack that killed Saddam Hussien's sons a few days earlier.

I use the item as a desk paperweight.

War refuse turned into a useful item, so it meets the definition of Trench Art!

Reproduction of these images is prohibited.

scottt

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  1. miike miike, 2 years ago
    Definitely pretty cool, though I wouldn't want any part of it propelled at me. Felt strange to click "love it" considering the back story.
  2. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks mike-- it caused a big scare when it hit!

    scott
  3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks bellin!

    scott
  4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking vetraio!

    scott
  5. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks tlmbaran!

    scott
  6. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks buss!

    scott
  7. jonima jonima, 2 years ago
    I brought back some shrapnel from when we were hit down in Tallil. That's the one that one of my guys got a Purple Heart from. Made a small plaque and attached it to it along with an engraved plate from when and where. Haven't been able to find it though since we moved. Hopefully it turns up.
  8. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    When/ if you find it pls post-- I'd like to see it.

    Thanks for your service.

    scott
  9. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks petey!

    scott
  10. Laureniscontent, 2 years ago
    I just wanted to say thank you for your service scottvez. I am very grateful that you were willing to put your life on the line for all of us. ... I'm sorry but, it's too scarey for me to click like.
  11. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for your kind words lauren, I really appreciate it.

    Happy Holidays!

    scott
  12. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking matty.

    scott
  13. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking p.

    scott
  14. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking majestic!

    scott
  15. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks for looking shiep.

    scott
  16. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks much for looking tom!

    scott

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