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A submitted photo of the 1939 Japanese mortar explosive.

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Possible live mortar causes commotion at Snellville Army and Navy store

When a woman walked into an Army and Navy surplus store Monday with a box full of military gear she'd found, the owner thought little of it. As she set it on the counter, the woman explained that she'd discovered the box while cleaning the attic--that it had belonged to the home's previous owner. She was willing to hock the items inside for the right price. As store owner Ron Schild peered into the box, he never could have guessed that an object inside would alter the course of his whole week.

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