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Posted: Thursday, 12 December 2013 12:00PM

248 Fort Campbell Soldiers Remembered By Strike Brigade



A day that will live in the history of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team forever is being remembered Thursday, and officials at Fort Campbell say the service of those killed in the Gander, Newfoundland flight 28 years ago is told to everyone who joins the Strike team. Strike Commander, Colonel Peter Benchoff says the 3rd Battalion, 502nd Regiment soldiers served their country proudly and even as a freshman in high school he understood the significance of the tragic day.


   
248 soldiers stood next to the Gander Memorial at Fort Campbell Thursday morning as commanders and the community honored those killed in the 1985 Arrow Airlines crash. One current service member for each killed returning home.


   
Colonel Benchoff shared the words of Gander Mayor Claude Elliott, who wrote to him just recently.


   
Memorials stand in several locations throughout the world, including on erected on the sight of the crash in Gander.

For pictures from the ceremony, CLICK HERE.

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