For the first time since Sept. 11, no new names will be added to the EOD memorial wall at Eglin

For the first time since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, a memorial wall for military bomb technicians will not have any names added from action in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal Memorial Ceremony, which honors fallen military bomb technicians from all of America’s military services, is scheduled for 9 a.m. May 5 at the memorial, located across from the Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal at Eglin Air Force Base.

“While we do not have any EOD technicians that have lost their lives this past year, it is not lost upon us that our job is still inherently dangerous and we still have many airmen, sailors and soldiers that are deployed and serving in many different parts of the world today,” Capt. Charles Andrews, commanding officer of Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal, said in a prepared statement.

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Source: NWF Daily News