Linda Maye Adams

Soldier, Storyteller

The first woman who did military bomb disposal


This is the story of the first woman who did bomb disposal for the military:

More important, she was captivated by the job from the first moment she plugged a blasting cap into a block of TNT. We can really blow things up? she recalled thinking, as if she was getting away with something. She could put explosives on anything — a pile of old land mines, cardboard boxes, a wooden table — and it would cease to exist and “turn into air.” It was a revelation.

Fascinating to read about.  Still not something I would have volunteered for.  Much better to write about fictional characters and fictional explosives!  Much safer, too.

2 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this!

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  2. Pearl R. Meaker

    Wow! What a fascinating article! I was particularly impressed with her refusal to become a poster girl for N.O.W. She was just doing what she felt called (dared 😉 ) to do, not trying to make a statement.

    Thank you so much for posting this, Linda! 🙂

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