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Willamette National Cemetery in Clackamas County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

King 56 Aircrew Memorial

 
 
King 56 Aircrew Memorial Marker </b>front image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 26, 2008
1. King 56 Aircrew Memorial Marker front
Inscription. In memory of the 304th Rescue Squadron aircrew members, who lost their lives on board aircraft King 56, while performing a training mission on the night of November 22, 1996. These men were Citizen Soldiers committed to the preservation of the heritage of their nation. Because of this tragedy, we lost some of the soul of our country. You will not be forgotten.

Lt. Col John W. Keyes Capt Robert P. Schott Capt Kirk A. Wellnitz Capt Brant G. Ferrarini SMSgt Robert J. Roberts TSgt David W. McAuley SSgt Marvin H. Forrest SSgt Jonathon R. Leonard SSgt James R. Johnson SSgt Ronald E. Garner, Jr.
 
Erected 2006 by members of the 304th Rescue Squadron.
 
Location. 45° 27.439′ N, 122° 32.425′ W. Marker is in Willamette National Cemetery, Oregon, in Clackamas County. Marker is on Willamette National Cemetery Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11800 SE Mount Scott Blvd, Portland OR 97266, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Willamette National Cemetery Carillon Bells (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oregon Korean War Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. Forbes Barclay
King 56 Aircrew Memorial Marker </b>back image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 26, 2008
2. King 56 Aircrew Memorial Marker back
The back of the granite memorial includes an image of a C-130 flying overhead with a pararescueman being lowered to assist an injured servicemember.
(approx. 7.6 miles away); McCald Building (approx. 7.6 miles away); McLoughlin House (approx. 7.6 miles away); OK Barber Shop (approx. 7.6 miles away); Eva Emery Dye (approx. 7.6 miles away); Joseph L. Meek (approx. 7.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Willamette National Cemetery.
 
More about this marker. This marker was originally located at the 939th Air Refueling Wing 304th Air Rescue Squadron area at the Portland Air Base (Portland International Airport). The unit was disbanded as a result of a Base Realignment and Closure decision in 2005. The memorial was moved to Willamette National Cemetery and rededicated on November 17, 2006. Eight of the ten crewmembers from King 56 have markers or headstones at Willamette.
 
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King 56 Aircrew Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 26, 2008
3. King 56 Aircrew Memorial Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,504 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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