Ray Quinlan and Edith. Ray treated me to World War II stories on the way back to New York. He was in charge of post-battle field ordnance removal, a detail they called "delousing." One soldier tacked up a "Screaming Mimi" on a tree and used it for target practice. It exploded and he got killed. Another man had dug up a large mine, and wanting to bring it back to base for investigation, cradled it on his lap as he sat on the tail of a truck with a man on either side of him. They hit a bump and all three men were killed.