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Heartland Solider Finds Weapons in Iraq

Heartland Solider Finds Weapons in Iraq
By: Wes Wallace

Perry County, MO - More than two years after the start of the second Iraq war, and still no sign of any weapons of mass destruction. However, a soldier from Perry County, Missouri, led the rest of his platoon to a very big discovery.

"He was using a metal detector in a backyard in Baghdad, and then it started going off, " says Sheila Birk, a proud mom of Pvt. Christopher Miller, "He called me on the Fourth of July, telling me all about it."

Miller and others found a lot of weapons used by insurgents, including rocket propelled grenades, grenade launchers, ak-47's, surface to air missiles, just to name a few.

And it all started because private Christopher miller was bored with driving a humvee...so he got a job using a mine detector.

"I told him take little steps, " Birk says with smile, "When he told me he was changing jobs and using a mine detector, so he said ok mom, anything you say."

Christopher Miller is a 21-year old who's been in Iraq since January.

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