Dr. Jeffrey M. Leatherwood
Associate Professor of History for American Public University
Every first week in May, the U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal School (NAVSCOLEOD) holds a wreath-laying ceremony at the National EOD Monument. Usually, this ceremony held at Eglin AFB, Florida involves the addition of names of men and women recently killed in the line of duty. However, with the passing of the World War II and Korea generation, historical researchers are bringing to light new names from old conflicts.