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Near Walker in Mono County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The C-130 Crew

Lost During the Cannon Fire - June 17, 2002

 
 
The C-130 Crew Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 5, 2008
1. The C-130 Crew Marker
Inscription.
In Loving and Grateful Memory of
The C-130 Crew
Steve Wass, Craig Labare and Mike Davis
Who gave their lives to save
our community on June 17, 2002

 
Erected 2003 by The Community of Walker, Ca. and the US Forest Service, June 14, 2003.
 
Location. 38° 31.214′ N, 119° 29.055′ W. Marker is near Walker, California, in Mono County. Marker is on State Highway 395, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coleville CA 96107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Flag on Centennial Bluff (approx. 2.5 miles away); Golden Gate Mine (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Golden Gate Mine (approx. 2.6 miles away); Coleville (approx. 3.6 miles away); Topaz Post Office (approx. 5.8 miles away); Mountain Warfare Training Center (approx. 11.4 miles away); Fremontís Trail 1844 (approx. 13.5 miles away); Sonora Mono Toll Road (approx. 15.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Fallen Brothers – Walker Fire C-130 Crash. (Submitted on December 6, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
In Honor of the C-130 Crew image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 5, 2008
2. In Honor of the C-130 Crew

 
Additional keywords. Fire Fighters, C-130, Heavy, Retardant Drop, Cannon Fire, PNW #3 Type 1 National Incident Management Team
 
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The Marker and Items Left to Honor the Crew image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 5, 2008
3. The Marker and Items Left to Honor the Crew
The C-130 Crew Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, circa 2009
4. The C-130 Crew Marker
The C-130 Crew Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, circa 2009
5. The C-130 Crew Marker
The original marker ~100 meters south of the existing, new memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 3,283 times since then and 84 times this year. Last updated on October 5, 2009, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4, 5. submitted on October 5, 2009, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.
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