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Four Young Americans Died Serving Their Country in the Thanksgiving Weekend Accident

IN THE LATE HOURS OF NOVEMBER 25, 1944

A C-47 ARMY CARGO PLANE EN ROUTE

FROM CHICAGO TO MINNEAPOLIS CRASHED

INTO BLUE MOUND 400 - 500 FEET NORTH OF

THIS MONUMENT. THE PLANE HAD

ENCOUNTERED A WINTER STORM AND

BURDENED BY BUILT UP ICE, WAS

ATTEMPTING TO RETURN TO CHICAGO.

 

FOUR YOUNG AMERICANS DIED SERVING

THEIR COUNTRY IN THE THANKSGIVING

WEEKEND ACCIDENT. WE, WHOSE LIVES

ARE ENRICHED BY THEIR ULTIMATE

SACRIFICE. HAVE PLACED THIS MARKER

IN THEIR MEMORY.

 

DEDICATED MAY 30, 2005

TO THE MEMORY OF:

CAPTAIN ALLEN L SWINTON MINNEAPOLIS, MN

2ND LT JOIN A. OPPREICHT  LYNXVILLE, WI

PFC. JOHN B. NOLAN    EAST ST. LOUIS, IL

PVT STANLEY A. SCHLESINGER   RICHMOND HILLS, NY



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