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Grenada Guns Found on Ship

Associated Press

The two top officers of the U.S. Navy salvage ship Recovery have been temporarily relieved of command after the recovery of nine Soviet-made automatic weapons that were allegedly taken from Grenada, the Navy said today.

The ship’s commanding officer, Lt. Cmdr. Robert P. Brittingham, and the executive officer, Lt. M. C. Plumb, were relieved pending an investigation. The weapons were rounded up from various sailors after one surrendered a Soviet-made AK-47 assault rifle he apparently obtained from the Caribbean island, which American forces invaded in October, 1983.


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