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Pentagon bans 60 mm mortar round after deaths

March 20, 2013
By SCOTT SONNER , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

HAWTHORNE, Nev. - A mortar shell explosion killed seven Marines and injured a half-dozen more during mountain warfare training in Nevada's high desert, prompting the Pentagon to immediately halt the use of the weapons until an investigation can determine their safety, officials said Tuesday.

 
 
 

 

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