Monday, December 17, 2007

UFO Ammunition

While it has long been feared that aliens would invade our planet for nefarious reasons, the UFO Team does not feel this is the case when we discovered two ammunition transportation devices. These pouches or satchels did not appear to be designed to carry a great quantity of ammunition and after further examination, we believe the previous owner was rather benign. He did have para-military experience, but the UFO Team did not discover any negative reports regarding his behavior, his habits, nor his military service. It is our final determination that while the ammunition could still be lethal, the primary function was not for use against humans.

Of the two ammunition pouches, they are both made of leather. The first has a bear on the left and a buck on the right. The flap is held closed with a metal snap. On the flap, just above the snap, are the initials "W. P." The pouch does show signs of wear and has several stains on the outside. The leather is in good condition and has semi-gloss surface. Inside the first pouch are several rounds of ammunition. There is a stiff cardboard divider that gives enough room for twenty rounds. The ammunition is a mix of Remington and various other manufacturers. The rounds appear to be 7.62 NATO or .30-06 style.

The second pouch is also made of the same semi-gloss leather with a metal snap to close the lid flap. Above the snap is a flower design. On the face of the pouch are the initials "W.P." There are only six rounds of ammunition, all bearing the markings "WCC61" on the tail of the casing rim.

Unique Marks:
Pouch 1 - [bear image], [buck image], W.P.
Pouch 2 - [flower image], W.P.
Ammunition - WCC61, 308 WIN R-P

There is not a lot known about the origins of the these ammunition pouches. Fortunately there is a lot known about the previous owner, Warren Phillips. Hopefully a bit of history behind him will provide a better understanding behind the pouches.

Warren Milo Phillips was born May 10, 1905 in Cherry County, Nebraska. He was the son of George Phillips and Jessie (Piester) Phillips. He never married and never had children. He died May 7, 1986 in Malheur County, Oregon, three days shy of his 81st birthday.


- Hooker County Tribune, Warren Phillips dies in traffic accident, May 22, 1986
- Numerous facts were gathered from the private Richard Family Estate collection. These facts span numerous sources of information and contain genealogical data, photos, and newspaper articles.

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