Houston Matters

Organization Helps Veterans Who Served in the Military’s Bomb Squad

A veteran of the military’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit discusses the stress of the job and helping those who were injured doing it.

Explosive Ordinance Disposal
A robot searches ordnance found along a road in Iraq.

EOD — which stands for Explosive Ordnance Disposal — is considered one of the most dangerous occupations in the military. These men and women are responsible for disarming and disposal of bombs. The EOD Warrior Foundation is a national organization that provides financial assistance and support to active-duty and veteran EOD technicians and their families.

Timothy Colomer is a Marine Corps veteran and an ambassador with the Houston chapter of the foundation. He tells Maggie Martin what makes this particular military specialty unique.