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Military items found buried in backyard of southwest Miami-Dade home

Military items found buried in backyard of southwest Miami-Dade home


,.>>CREWS DIGGING FOR A SWIMMING POOL DISCOVERED A TREASURE BURIED IN THE DIRT.>>LOCAL10 NEWS REPORTER CARLOS SUAREZ JOINS US WITH MORE ON THE HIDDEN HISTORY.>>CARLOS?>>THE INTRIGUE OUT HERE QUICKLY GAVE WAY TO SOME CAUTION. THE MILITARY ITEMS THAT WERE FOUND OUT HERE INCLUDE THIS HELMET THAT DATES BACK TO THE 1960s AND MUCH OF IT LITTERS THE BACKYARD. YOU CAN SEE IT’S BEEN TAKEN OUT OF THE GROUND AND PUT ON TOP THE GRASS. WE’RE TOLD ALL OF THIS DATES BACK DECADES.>>A SNAPSHOT OF HISTORY BURIED IN A BACKYARD. MILITARY EQUIPMENT THAT DATES BACK T THE 1960s TURNED UP WEDNESDAY AS CREWS WORKED TO INSTALL A POOL.>>YOU CAN SEE IT THERE.>>THE ITEMS INCLUDED HELMETS, HARNESSES AND SEVER PARACHUTES FROM THE VIETNAM ERA.>>WE’RE TOLD THE LAND THIS HOUSE WAS BUILT ON ONCE BELONGED TO THE MILITARY AND IT ONCE MADE UP A PART OF THE HOMESTEAD A RESERVE BASE.>>WHAT DID YOU THINK?>>I SAID, OH, MY GOODNESS. MAYBE WE BETTER CALL SOMEBODY, BECAUSE MAYBE EXPLOSIVES OR SOMETHING DOWN THERE, YOU KNOW?>>THEY SAID IT LOOKED LIKE A PILE OF SHOES AND MILITARY STUFF.>>A COUPLE HELMETS.>>YES.>>A NEIGHBOR, AN ARMY VETERAN HAD EVERYONE CAREFULLY WALK AWAY FROM THE YARD UNTIL THE MILITARY ARRIVED.>>AND I SAID HOLD ON. HOLD ON, MAN. DON’T — TELL THEM TO STOP, BECAUSE I’M THINKING OF EXPLOSIVES.>>PHOTOS SHOWED THE MIAMI-DADE BOMB SQUAD AND MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY TAKING A LOOK AT THE EQUIPMENT AND A AMMUNITION BURIED AS WELL. THE HOUSE IS A SHORT DRIVE FROM THE HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE.>>PEOPLE START DIGGING THESE POOLS AND THEY’RE GOING TO START FINDING SOME, YOU KNOW, LIKE I SAID, THEY MIGHT FIND THE SAME THING, YOU KNOW? MILITARY EQUIPMENT.>>ALL RIGHT, AND SO ONE OF THE LARGEST PIECES OF EQUIPMENT WE BELIEVES BELONGS TO SOME SORT OF MILITARY VEHICLE. NOW THE MILITARY DID COME OUT HERE AND SAID THAT THE HOMEOWNER — THEY SAID HE COULD KEEP IT, AND THEY ALSO SAID HE COULD KEEP ON DIGGING HIS POOL.


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