The memorial in Walker, California honoring Steve Wass, Craig LaBare, and Mike Davis was showing its age after having been in place for a decade and a half. The three men were killed June 17, 2002 when their C-130 air tanker crashed while battling the Cannon Fire at Walker, California.
Today at 11:30 a.m. PDT, August 10, the new memorial for the crew will be unveiled along Highway 395 near the site where Tanker 130 crashed. (map)
More details are in the video below.
There is another memorial at the Greybull, Wyoming airport for the crews of the two air tankers that crashed in 2002. A month after the C-130 accident Ricky Schwartz and Milt Stollak passed away when their P4Y-2, Tanker 123, crashed in Colorado. May the five gentlemen rest in peace.
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