1LT Frank Edgar Smith, Jr., SGT Carl E. Christensen, and PFC John Gatti were killed on 17 October 1943. They were assigned to 236th Ordnance Bomb Disposal Company (Provisional) at the time of their deaths. 1LT Smith, SGT Christensen, and PFC Gatti were killed while rendering safe a British bomb,believed to have contained a chemical long delay, tail pistol, anit-withdrawlf feature, near Naples, Italy.
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