Huntsville, Alabama: Bomb Squad MemorialHonors all civilian American bomb squad members killed in the line of duty. Only visible to those undergoing training at Redstone Arsenal, an active military base.
Hazardous Devices School
- Hazardous Devices School. I-565 exit 19A. South on US 231/Memorial Pkwy for 8.5 miles. Turn right onto Redstone Rd, drive one mile to the gate, then another mile to the School.
- Not open to public. (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Bomb Squad Memorial
This is a great memorial and is very visible to everyone who attends the school for training. However, Redstone Arsenal is not open to the public. It is a very active military facility and the guards at the gate have enough to do. Please don't even bother to ask. Thanks to those of you who choose to answer the call. We appreciate your efforts.[Kurt, 12/02/2012]
This is now closed to the public. We were turned away at the gate. Call first to verify entrance.[John Lawrence, 06/16/2010]
This memorial, unveiled in April 2007, stands on the front lawn of the federal Hazardous Devices School at Redstone Arsenal. It honors all civilian American bomb squad members killed in the line of duty. All of those who died after 1973 were graduates of this school.
Although Hollywood gives the impression that bomb squads are being blown up all of the time, in fact only 13 civilian bomb squad members have been killed in America since 1909.
The memorial, which cost more than $200,000, includes the words, "Here Am I, Send Me!" from Ephesians 6:8 and a bronze statue of a civilian in a protective suit. The memorial is positioned so that the bomb disposal guy is facing the School entrance, a reminder to students of the dangers of their profession.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 06/12/2007]