Two Vietnam-era Smoke smoke grenades found in house undergoing renovation
Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)— Police were called to a house in the 100 block of Algonquin on May 7 in reference to found property, allegedly a grenade. The officer spoke with a man who had been sent to the house to do some rehab work. When the worker began taking apart the old drywall in the garage, he noticed several items in between the back wall of the garage and the wall studs. He then removed these items from the wall and placed them on the front lawn of the residence and called 911.
Commander Tas examined the items and identified them as an M18 red smoke grenade, an M18 violet smoke grenade, and a signal illumination flair, “White Star Parachute.”
All items were transported for disposal by the Cook County Bomb Squad. The items were inventoried and placed in a secured metal locker.
Deputy Giachetti of the Cook County Bomb Squad said that these items were Vietnam War era and would be destroyed, according to the report.