BUT FIRST...20 YEARS AGO TODAY.
A SERIES OF TRAGIC EVENTS RATTLED FAIRCHILD AIRFORCE
ON JUNE 20TH A MAN WENT ON A SHOOTING RAMPAGE AT THE
A B-52 CRASHES KILLING THE 4 MEN ON BOARD.
KXLY-4'S JOHN HENDRICKS HAS A LOOK BACK AT THE TRAGEDY
THAT LEFT A COMMUNITY SHAKEN.
Today we are fulfilling a promise that we will never
forget and honor those who served before us...
NATS - TAPS
Robert E Wolf 92nd bomb wing vice commander.
THROUGH THE SILENCE.
A BELL TOLLS TO REMEMBER 4 AIRMEN KILLED ON AMERICAN
SOIL ON JUNE 24TH 1994
Marc C McGeehan 325th bomb squadron commander BELL
THE MEN WERE ON BOARD THIS B-52 PREPARING FOR THE
UPCOMING AIR SHOW...
Lt Col Kenneth S Hutson 325th bomb squadron operations
THE UNTHINKABLE HAPPENED.
THE PLANE PUSHED TO IT'S LIMIT AND CRASHED .
Arthur A Holland 92nd
operations group and chief standardization
and evaluation BELL
20 YEARS LATER.
GARY CLARK A FRIEND TO ALL FOUR RECALLING THOSE WHO
LOST THEIR LIFE THAT AFTERNOON.
Great sense of humor, just an absolute marvelous people
as far as their jobs and what they did and what they
CLARK SAYS HE WAS SUPPOSE TO BE ON THE FLIGHT SO MANY
BUT WAS TRAVELING WITH HIS WIFE.
WHEN HE GOT THE NEWS.
It was very very difficult it was difficult on everybody
and the people that stayed here.
NOW 20-YEARS LATER.
THE FLAG IS LOWERED IN THEIR HONOR....FOUR AIRMEN
THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
Newberry says the lessons that they learned from the
incidents in 1994 when the airbase lost several airman
Reporting at Fairchild tonight.
John Hendricks KXLY-4 News.