Incident Summary:

12/27/1970: James Palmer Brewer and Randy Gerald Davis placed a bomb wrapped in a paper bag in front of the Army Recruiting Station in College Park, Georgia, United States. A janitor was injured picking up the bomb and glass windows and doors were shattered.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


College Park

Location Details:
Front of building

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Army Recruiting Station
Specific Description Army Recruiting Station, College Park Georgia
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Bomb consisted of around a quarter pound of black powder that was detonated by two batteries
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information Six weeks later, James Palmer Brewer and Randy Gerald Davis bombed an Armed Forces Induction Center in Atlanta, Georgia (197102130001). Brewer was a soldier who had gone AWOL. Luther Grier, a janitor, was burned and cut.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Left-Wing Militants No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Bomb Damages Ga. Recruiting Office," Washington Post, December 29, 1971.
"Bomb Blast Injured Janitor At Army Office in Georgia," New York Times, December 29, 1971.
"Federal Grand Jury Indicts Two," Herald Journal, February 10, 1972.