Gander Memorial Park-Hopkinsville, KY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky
N 36° 49.868 W 087° 28.356
16S E 457856 N 4076243
A memorial to the soldiers who died in the Gander, NF crash in 1985.
Waymark Code: WM2G3J
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 10/28/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
Views: 46

On December 12, 1985, 248 members of the 3/502 Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division perished on an Air Arrow crash near Gander, Newfoundland. They were on their way home to spend the holidays with their families and friends after completing a peacekeeping mission in the Sinai Desert. There is a tree planted for each of the soldiers, and their names are inscribed on the plaques in front of the statue.

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The memorial is closed from 10:00pm to 6:00am daily.

Entrance fees (if it applies): None

Type of memorial: Park

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