Tuesday, April 24, 2012

EOD memorial service set

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The Department of Defense Explosive Ordnance Disposal community is hosting the Annual EOD Memorial Ceremony on May 5 at 9 a.m. at the EOD Memorial, Range D-51 in Niceville, Fla. This year's keynote speaker is Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz. The EOD Memorial Foundation honors the men and women of the EOD community, and the ceremony adding names is held each year. The memorial currently honors 269 EOD technicians who died in the line of duty since 1942, 92 of them since September 11, 2001. Eighteen names will be added. (Source: Eglin Public Affairs, 04/24/12)