SFC Richard R. Knox was killed on 4 December 1963. SFC Knox was assigned to 547th Ordnance Detachment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal Control). SFC Knox was giving a pre-Army Training Test to the 13th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment, Huntsville, Alabama. SFC Knox was attempting to arm a supposedly inert M103 bomb nose fuze that he had removed from the training aids belonging to the 13th Explosives Ordnance Disposal, when the fuze exploded.
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