Monday, December 12, 2011

Today in History

On December 12, 1985, Airow Air Flight 1285 crashed just after take off from Gander, Newfoundland.  The crash and resulting fire killed 256 people, including 248 soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division.  These soldiers were returning from peacekeeping duty in the Sinai.  Their mission was not one of conquest or nation building.  They placed their lightly armed bodies between two countries that had fought multiple wars so that the Camp David Accords could have time to become a habitual peace instead of a footnote in history.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. -- The Gospel of Saint Matthew, Chapter 5, Verse 9

H/T to Blackfive for the reminder.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

I knew Jean Serafin, she was one of the FAs on the flight. Good folks and loved flying. Truly a sad day, and I'm still curious about the sealing of the records...

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