T/5 CPL Walter E. Louthan, Jr., was killed and T/5 CPL Clinton E. Geer was critically burned on 23 July 1945. T/5 CPL Geer died from his injuries on 29 July 1945. They were assigned to 33rd Ordnance (Bomb Disposal) Squad. They were using German prisoners of war to remove a large quantity of black powder from a German black powder depot just outside of Nuremberg, Germany. There was a sudden flash fire and explosion, which killed T/5 CPL Louthan and several German prisoners of war. Medals: Army of Occupation – Europe Medal.
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