CPT Samuel R. Brough


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.

*This bio was researched and authored by SGM Mike R.Vining, USA (Retired). Please send any additional information and/or corrections to the author of this bio by email: sgmmvining@gmail.com. The EOD Warrior Foundation is not responsible for the accuracy of the information in bio.


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July 10, 1945

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