Monday, May 6, 2013

11 honored at memorial

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The school that trains military bomb technicians held a ceremony over the weekend to mark the deaths of 11 graduates killed in the line of duty last year. Since World War II, 298 military bomb technicians have died in the line of duty. All military volunteers for the job of locating explosives and disarming them, more than 1,000 each year, attends the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal school at Eglin. The 11 men killed last year ranged from 22 to 39 years of age and came from all across the country, serving with the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 05/04/13)