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- n. an emplacement for a gun
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I was glancing through the journal of one of Fort Baker’s early base commanders, and he mentions that the body of one of his officers was found in a gun emplacement — no names, no details, just that.
The entrance to the gun emplacement was still roped off with yellow police tape, but from its sagging appearance and the fresh footprints within, more than one visitor had ignored its message and pulled it up to pass beneath.
“Someone who then immediately thought of the gun emplacement as an appropriate hiding place for his corpse.”