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Big Guy
12-12-2010, 03:58 PM
Today is the 25th anniversary of the Gander crash. My son and I just returned from the memorial service on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. It was a good service and the Soldiers that served on the Honor Guard did a fantastic job. God Bless the peace keepers.

This picture is from 1985 when we brought our fallen home.

http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz35/BigGuychitman/Gandercrash1985.jpg


This is from today's service.

http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz35/BigGuychitman/scan0010.jpg



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-0V7r8XYE8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S2jqC12cr4

Kay
12-12-2010, 04:23 PM
Thanks for sharing and for going to the memorial services.
They will never be forgotten. A national tragedy we must remember for sure.

Big Guy
12-12-2010, 04:37 PM
Thanks for sharing and for going to the memorial services.
They will never be forgotten. A national tragedy we must remember for sure.

Thank you Kay, this is a particularly difficult time for me. This was my unit and I traded seats with SSG Kirby so he could be home with his family for Christmas. It's kinda hard to deal with sometimes.

Kay
12-12-2010, 05:04 PM
Oh man, Big Guy. I can see how that would make this a very personal tragedy and hard memory for you. You have to just know that everyone was exactly where God intended them to be on that day, including you.