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Hemphill in Sabine County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

In Memory of Charles Krenek & Jules “Buzz” Mier, Jr.

 
 
In Memory of Charles Krenek & Jules “Buzz” Mier, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
1. In Memory of Charles Krenek & Jules “Buzz” Mier, Jr. Marker
Inscription. On February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated in the skies over Texas and came to rest in Sabine County. Hundreds of volunteers undertook the difficult task of recovering Columbia and her Crew.

This monument serves as a reminder to the World of the sacrifices made by the volunteers, especially Charles Krenek & Jules “Buzz” Mier, Jr. who on March 27, 2003, gave their lives in their efforts to help recover the Columbia and her Crew.

Dedicated on February 1, 2005
 
Erected 2005.
 
Location. 31° 20.93′ N, 93° 50.288′ W. Marker is in Hemphill, Texas, in Sabine County. Marker is at the intersection of Sabine Street (State Highway 87) and Farm to Market Road 83, on the left when traveling south on Sabine Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hemphill TX 75948, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of Columbia STS-107 (a few steps from this marker); First Baptist Church of Hemphill (approx. mile away); Pratt (approx. mile away); Sabine County (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sabine County Courthouse
In Memory of Charles Krenek & Jules “Buzz” Mier, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
2. In Memory of Charles Krenek & Jules “Buzz” Mier, Jr. Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Hemphill (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Sabine County (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sabine County Jail (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hemphill.
 
Also see . . .
1. Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. (Submitted on August 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. The 'Columbia' Debris Recovery Helo Crash. (Submitted on August 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceDisasters
 
In Memory of Charles Krenek & Jules “Buzz” Mier, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
3. In Memory of Charles Krenek & Jules “Buzz” Mier, Jr. Marker
The Search Helicopter image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
4. The Search Helicopter
The search helicopter, in a photo taken prior to the accident. Jules “Buzz” Mier is in the black coat, and Charles Krenek is in the yellow coat (US Forest Service).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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