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Gander Monument | by The U.S. Army
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Gander Monument

Michelle Leibold and her sister Amy Lawrence say a prayer while kneeling in front of the Gander Monument which holds the etched name of Maj. Michael R. Lawrence, their father, who was killed when Arrow Airlines Flight 1285 crashed post takeoff from Gander International Airport, ending the lives of 248 Screaming Eagle Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), December 12, 1985. Lawrence and the Soldiers were returning home from their deployment to Sinai, Egypt, where they successfully enabled peace between Israel and Egypt. Every year the 101st honors the Gander Fallen with ceremonies on post and in the neighboring communities, ensuring their Fallen Heroes as well as their Family members are never forgotten.(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

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Taken on December 12, 2012