Family members and local dignitaries gather for a memorial at the Piatt Memorial Park, 20th and Piatt, for the 30 people who died in the Jan. 16, 1965, crash of a KC-135 refueling tanker from McConnell Air Force Base. (Jan. 16, 2014)
Family members and local dignitaries gather for a memorial at the Piatt Memorial Park, 20th and Piatt, for the 30 people who died in the Jan. 16, 1965, crash of a KC-135 refueling tanker from McConnell Air Force Base. (Jan. 16, 2014) The Wichita Eagle
Family members and local dignitaries gather for a memorial at the Piatt Memorial Park, 20th and Piatt, for the 30 people who died in the Jan. 16, 1965, crash of a KC-135 refueling tanker from McConnell Air Force Base. (Jan. 16, 2014) The Wichita Eagle

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