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AK-47 Missing; Army Questions Fort Sill Troops
May 22, 1991 – More than 400 members of an artillery battalion were sequestered in their barracks until an enemy weapon brought back from the Persian Gulf War is returned, post officials said Tuesday.
Post spokesman Darin Neal said soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery were being questioned by Fort Sill's criminal investigations division after the Soviet-made AK-47 rifle recently was discovered missing from the arms room at the battalion headquarters. "They (battalion members) brought some of the rifles back to give to the Fort Sill Museum collection," Neal said. "Now one is missing."
Neal did not know how many rifles were returned to the states by the battalion, nor did he know when the battalion returned from the Middle East.
"This is still a preliminary investigation," he said.
This is the second weapons incident in recent weeks involving Fort Sill. Ten Arkansas reservists from the Pine Bluff-based Company D, 299th Engineers have been confined to post since returning from the gulf in mid-April.
An investigation is continuing concerning the alleged attempt by the soldiers to smuggle 23 Iraqi guns - 10 9mm pistols and 13 AK-47 rifles - into the country. The investigation began several weeks ago in the Mideast.
Authorities said previously the guns were wrapped in plastic and hidden in the oil and grease reservoir of a military trailer. (Daily Oklahoman)