Six Cedars and Tail 1470 Memorial

Members of the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Milwaukee, Wisc., lowered the base's American flag here to half-staff Dec. 10, 2013, in remembrance of six unit members who died in a firey explosion of a KC-135 Stratotanker 20 years ago here. On Dec. 10, 1993 a KC-135 Stratotanker, tail number 1470, at the 128 ARW exploded due to a pump that produced a spark igniting fumes in a fuel cell of the aircraft, which killed Milwaukee-area residents, Master Sgt. Roy Starszak, 57; Master Sgt. James Schlicht, 41; Technical Sgt. James Russell, 33; Technical Sgt. Michael Heath, 32; Technical Sgt. Russell Shurr, 35; and Staff Sgt. Patrick Foran, 31. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jenna V. Hildebrand/Released)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Jenna V. HildebrandReleased
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