WWII-era bomb found, forces evacuation
The military evacuated 14 buildings at Rhine Ordnance Barracks on Wednesday morning after a two soldiers discovered a World War II-era bomb later determined to be inert.
At around 10:30 a.m., the soldiers came across what they thought were two 155 mm rounds located near the base’s motor pool, according to a U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern news release. The 435th Air Force Civil Engineering Squadron’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight arrived shortly after and determined there was only one round of ammunition. The team found the ordnance — described as green and rusty — to be inert and took it for disposal, the release said.
Rhine Ordnance Barracks is about four miles east of Ramstein Air Base.