SGT Carl E. Christensen


SGT Carl E. Christensen, 1LT Frank E. Smith, Jr., 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.  SGT Christensen, 1LT Smith, 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. 

SGT Christensen was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart 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: The EOD Warrior Foundation is not responsible for the accuracy of the information in bio.


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October 17, 1943

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