Memorial to be held at Fort Campbell for plane crash victims

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) – The 101st Airborne Division will host its first remembrance service at the recently relocated Gander Memorial.

A statement from Fort Campbell says the ceremony for 248 soldiers and eight crew members killed 34 years ago in a plane crash will be held Thursday at the U.S. Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line.

The plane crashed Dec. 12, 1985, at Gander International Airport in Newfoundland, Canada.

The 101st Airborne Division soldiers were headed back to the post from a six-month peacekeeping mission in the Sinai Peninsula.

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