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Service Held To Remember Gander Crash Victims

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - Soldiers and members of the public have held a memorial service for the 248 Fort Campbell soldiers killed 28 years ago in a plane crash in Canada.

The soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team were on their way back to Fort Campbell from a six-month tour as part of a peacekeeping mission in Sinai, Egypt. Arrow Air Flight 1285 crashed a short distance from Gander International Airport in Newfoundland on Dec. 12, 1985, also killing eight crew members. Canada officials determined the crash was caused by icing.

Amy Gallo, a widow of the crash who attended Thursday's ceremony at Fort Campbell, told The Leaf-Chronicle that it is still a rough time of year for her, but she appreciates that the Army hasn't forgotten the tragedy.

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