CPT Samuel Ritchie Brough, Jr. and T/5 CPL John Becki were killed on 10 July 1945. They were assigned to 99th Ordnance (Bomb Disposal) Squad. The 99th Ordnance (Bomb Disposal) Squad was preparing for a sea dump off the island of Okinawa. The Squad was loading Japanese ordnance onto their truck parked in a holding area. The truckload of ordnance exploded killing CPT Brough and T/5 CPL Becki, plus several others in the area. CPT Brough is listed as missing-in-action, even though he may be buried in Arkansas. CPT Brough was posthumously awarded the Legion of Merit Medal.
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