Afghan Weapons Cache Digging Uncovers Dinosaur Skeleton G-Had July 7, 2012 News 11 Comments Follow Duffel Blog: Kajaki Dam, Afghanistan – Marines from Weapons Company, 1st Battalion 8th Marines have spent months searching for enemy weapons caches and fighting positions in the mountains and valleys around the Kajaki Dam in southern Afghanistan. But in late June they discovered something they were not prepared to find: a dinosaur. According to Sergeant Mark Stahlberg, an 0352 TOW Gunner, his patrol had set off on a routine mission to investigate a tip about a weapons cache in nearby Zamindawar, a known Taliban stronghold. “The whole area is full of these ‘karezes’, or tunnels, and we’ve been finding a lot of rockets, mortars, and IED components in them,” said Sergeant Stahlberg. “So when we got a hit on our metal detector we figured, you know, time to call EOD and sit tight.” However, while digging up the enemy munitions, Sergeant Stahlberg’s patrol also uncovered a previously-unknown species of dinosaur. “Right between these two sets of munitions, we found this massive skull with huge teeth. It was too big to be a mountain lion and too small to be God, but none of us knew what it was.” “Fortunately our S-2 Intelligence Analyst was with us and correctly identified it as a late-Cretaceous period dinosaur of a previously-unknown species.” Following the discovery, Sergeant Stahlberg’s unit was told to entrench until a trained archeological team could be flown to their position from the Musa Qaleh Museum of Natural History. Sergeant Stahlberg’s impression of the Stahlbergosaurus in its natural environment. While digging fighting positions, the squad inadvertently uncovered the rest of the skeleton, creating a bigger problem over the naming rights. “Come guys, it’s a Stahlbergosaurus!” Sergeant Stahlberg argued with his Marines back at Observation Post Shrine. “Naw, man,” said Lance Corporal Omar Ryan. “I dug up the fucking legs. It’s either a Ryanosaurus, a Terminal-Lanceosaurus, or a FuckStaffSergeantDavidosaurus.” Major General Charles Gurganus, commander of the I Marine Expeditionary Force, issued a statement praising the Marines of 1/8 Weapons Company for giving some much-needed direction to the Marine mission in southern Afghanistan. Major General Gurganus vowed to send out additional patrols to uncover any other dinosaur skeletons in southern Afghanistan. “This is what it’s all about gentlemen,” MajGen Gurganus told the Marines. “All the heat, the danger, the endless patrols, but now, you’re a part of Marine Corps history.” “Someday you will tell your children and grandchildren how you were there when man first discovered the Gurganusaurus.” Don't miss the next story.Get the latest news and alerts from Duffel Blog delivered to your inbox—free. Short URL: http://duffelblog.com/yKtnk Nicholas Hruska says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM is that seriously a depiction of Dino Riders? that just made my week. I’d ride the FuckStaffSergeantDavidosaurus to battle any day. Karl Bergman says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM lol Jason D Sousley says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM I really like the name FuckStaffSergeantDavidosaurus. I can see myself taking my son and his boyscout troop to see the FuckStaffSergeantDavidosaurus in a museum and lingering over the bones and seeing how the FuckStaffSergeantDavidosaurus lived in the region that is now Afghanistan. I wonder if the FuckStaffSergeantDavidosaurus was a meat eater or a herbivore? If there is anything positive that has come out of this war it is the discovery of the FuckStaffSergeantDavidosaurus. I am truly excited to find out more about the FuckStaffSergeantDavidosaurus and its place in the evolution of dinosaurs! John Jones says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM Stumbled upon your blog, find it and the comments hilarious. While I have never served, and generally make it a point on not correcting those who were actually over there about what happened, I would, just this once, like to point out that paleontologist and not archaeologist dig up dinosaur bones. Archaeologist only care about dead people, not animals. Ian Jardine says: April 16, 2014 at 2:09 AM FuckStaffSergeantDavidosaurus! And of course classic that the CO stole the naming rights! HA! Gy J says: August 3, 2012 at 6:11 AM This shit is too funny- I see MGen Gurganus every week, I can’t wait to see his reaction to this! He’s probably gonna have a good laugh. JImmy says: July 26, 2012 at 3:20 PM Best article i have read all month. donald says: July 20, 2012 at 1:48 AM Lol at “too small to be God” Mike B says: July 15, 2012 at 5:49 PM As a geologist and fan of this ‘news’ site, I approve of this article Paul says: July 15, 2012 at 6:10 PM Thanks Mike. We’re proud to be the first to break the story of the FuckStaffSergeantDavidosaurus.