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I've tidied up this article to better conform to standard style practice. One question, though--does LAARNG stand for Louisiana Army National Guard? Whatever LAARNG stands for, it should be spelled out in full and linked to the appropriate article, if possible.Milkbreath 03:36, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
- You are correct about LAARNG...LouisianA ARrmy National Guard...just like my home state of NC - NCARNG...if you take out the "R" you have the acronym for the Air Guard....Engr105th (talk) 01:55, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
WW1 Chemical Weapons ?
Back in 1988, I heard in an Army class something about some old WW1 chemical weapons found at a post in LA (dimly remembered; I think it was LA). As best I recall it, some construction workers dug into some old mustard gas containers that had been left in what was then a remote area, and forgotten over the years. Seemed nobody back then thought the area would ever be disturbed and it was a safe place to bury the stuff... Anybody know anything about it? Was it Beauregard or Ft Polk (or elsewhere) ? Engr105th (talk) 02:00, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
The only thing found in 1988 at Ft. Polk was some old CS gas training canisters. No undocumented chemical weapons (such as mustard gas) have ever been found on Ft. Polk that I know of, however CS (tear gas) has been found in very small quantities (mostly dropped by soldiers or vehicles moving through the training areas). I asked a person in the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality about any chemical weapons and he didn't know of any, but suggested I look into records of Camp Claiborne. I have not found any records pertaining to mustard gas as of yet at Beauregard or Claiborne. Infantryman06
- Thanks Infantryman (from an Engineer)...appreciate the reply...Now that I think on it, I heard about it in an NBC class we were taking (the Instructor - Sr NCO - specifically mentioned it), but that doesn't mean it happened right then. He may have been recounting it from the 70s or earlier. Back when they didn't keep records the way we do today. Ah well...Thanx again. Engr105th (talk) 05:48, 27 January 2008 (UTC)