Memorial honors 3 Air Force crew killed in crash

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A memorial at Fairchild Air Force Base has been dedicated to three crew members who were aboard an American tanker refueling plane that crashed last year in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan.

The Spokesman Review says (http://is.gd/dCxNrW ) more than 200 airmen and family members gathered Saturday at the base's Memorial Grove Park to dedicate a 5-foot granite pillar surrounded by small benches.

Killed in the KC-135 crash were Capt. Victoria A. Pinckney of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Capt. Mark T. Voss, of Boerne, Texas; and Tech. Sgt. Herman Mackey III, of Bakersfield, California.

They were members of the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base near Spokane and were operating out of a U.S. air base in Kyrgyzstan that supports military operations in Afghanistan.

___

Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Top Stories

  • 'Fun' for DSHS
    Despite looming cuts, DSHS employees were invited to an all-expenses paid workshop

  • Best Pizza
    Why grab a slice when you could order an entire pie from one of our favorite pizza places

  • Move Over
    Dori wonders why bike riders need a whole lane on Second Avenue
ATTENTION COMMENTERS: We've changed our comments, but want to keep you in the conversation.
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus
Sign up for breaking news e-mail alerts from MyNorthwest.com
In the community
Do you know an exceptional citizen who has impacted and inspired others?
KIRO Radio and WSECU would like to recognize six oustanding citizens this year. Nominate them to be recognized and to receive a $2,000 charitable grant.