Wife of World War II Vet Speaks About Finding Grenade

Marjorie Zuroski was married to Frank Zuroski for 45 years.

After his passing last week, family members noticed two peculiar items amongst his belongings; two World War II grenades.

"When I met him, I didn't know he had these bombs in the house," said Marjorie Zuroski.

For over 60 years the grenades sat on a shelf in the basement. But what's even scarier is the way the grenades were made. They were made in Japan, and know to be very sensitive to movement.

This is why when authorities learned of the grenades they sent out the Omaha Police Department Bomb Response Team.

"That particular type due to the fact that it was constructed out of picric acid, they do become a lot more sensitive, and so therefore, heat, shock, friction any of those things can go ahead and cause, detonation," said Zuroski.

It took a few hours, but the bomb specialists removed and destroyed the grenades.

The day after, Zuroski is safely playing with her dog Toby, but she said she can only be thankful no one was hurt.

"Now after thinking about it, yeah it is scary," said Zuroski.


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