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Robert Francis Wolfe, U.S. Army

March 10, 2013
The OBSERVER

When not charting mines, Wolfe's duties involved moving the mines' locations, resetting depths, and at times, testing mines to confirm that when hit they would indeed explode. The Army kept up with the technology of the day, which meant new and better ideas. With these advancements came revolutionary new firing pins. For Wolfe, this meant he had to disarm perfectly good mines, take out the firing pins, replace them with the new pins and rearm them. Since the mines were submerged in salt water, replacements could be dangerous and difficult.

 
 

 

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