As most of you probably know, a Plaza with about 1,000 pavers and bronze plate inserts is being constructed at the EC-47 Memorial Display at Goodfellow AFB. A proposal has been made to purchase a block of 4×8 pavers for our Fallen Eagles. The plan is to acquire a total of 38 pavers for all the crewmembers killed. 2 pavers will be used for ‘introduction of the USAFSS and TEWS crews” and then the individual pavers will be grouped by crews. Below is a diagram of the placement of the KIA pavers (highlighted in yellow).
A special bronze plate has been tentatively designed for each of the KIA pavers. It will be approximately the size of the velcro name patch we wore on our flight suits. A couple proposals for engravings are below.
Whatever format is selected, all 36 KIA paver plaques will be engraved identically.
With your tacit approval, I plan to send $850 of the reunion raffle funds to pay for the pavers for the 6994th fallen eagles. For those of you that do not attend our reunions, but would like to contribute to this endeaver, contributions gratefully accepted.
Please send checks made out to the 6994th Security Squadron to:
Rick Yeh 2709 Briggs Road Silver Spring, MD 20906-3722
As the pavers are acquired, buyers are supposed to receive e-mail with photos of the pavers they acquired, both for themselves and in honor of another crewman. I plan to start a webpage formatted similar to the Rogues Gallery to show off these pavers. Therefore, when you receive your photo, please forward to me, along with the paver number so I can post the photos on the site. I also plan to post some grid maps similar to the KIA grid map to make it easier to find the different pavers once the project is completed. Again, your help is needed to get a jump on this effort by sending me your paver number and size once you order your paver. That way I can get your paver photo ready to insert in the formatted mat once the actual photo arrives.
I appreciate your help!!