(This article was first published at Fire Aviation)
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. Today at 11:30 a.m. PDT, August 10, the new memorial along Highway 395 for the crew of Air Tanker 130 will be unveiled near the site where their C-130, Tanker 130, crashed. Walker is about a 70-minute drive south of South Lake Tahoe, CA. Coordinates for the memorial: 38.5200599, -119.4844933 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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