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World War II grenade found in home of veteran who recently died

February 20, 2011 |  2:01 pm

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's bomb squad on Monday removed a World War II-era practice grenade uncovered by cleaners in a north Glendale home, officials said.

The grenade's owner was a World War II veteran who recently died and had stored it in his home in the 2900 block of Oakendale Place, Glendale police officials said.

"That's common — for veterans to bring items back from war," Officer Matt Zakarian said.

The person taking care of the veteran's estate had hired someone to help him go through the veteran's possessions, which is when he found the grenade and called police, Zakarian said.

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--Veronica Rocha, Glendale News-Press/Times Community News