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<p>Logistics page 87 mortar round</p>
Caption: Navy doctor Captain Harry Dinsmore removed this live 60mm mortar round from South Vietnamese soldier Pfc. Nguyen Van Luong at the naval hospital in Dan Nang in October 1966. He immediately handed it to an explosives expert from EOD Unit One, Engineman First Class John Lyons, who disarmed it. Lyons then presented Dinsmore withh the shell as a souvenir. For their actions, the Navy awarded Dinsmore with the Navy Corss, and Lyons with the Silver Star. (On loan from Dr. Harry Dinsmore, Jr.
Published: Thu Jun 10 11:06:46 EDT 2021