Congratulations to all those who worked so long and hard to finally place a fitting memorial on the site of the KC-135 tanker crash at 20th and Piatt — a place that project coordinator state Rep. Oletha Faust-Goudeau (in photo), D-Wichita, once likened to “an unmarked grave.” Their tenacity and generosity will ensure that Wichita knows and remembers the story and the names of the 30 victims of that tragedy on Jan. 16, 1965, providing an enduring place of healing and tribute.
(To better understand the horror and loss of that day, see The Eagle’s slide show.)
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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