The 101st Airborne Division will be hosting an annual memorial service to honor the 248 soldiers, who were tragically killed in a plane crash in Gander, New Foundland nearly 30 years ago.
The 2nd Brigade Combat Team will conduct the memorial service on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the local post.
Military officials say on December 12th, 1985, the lives of 248 members of 101st Airborne Division were taken in a tragic plane crash.
Officials say the soldiers, along with eight crewmembers, died in an early morning plane crash at Gander, Newfoundland, International Airport and were returning from a 6-month peacekeeping mission to the Sinai Peninsula in the Middle East.
Officials say the Arrow Air DC-8 plane they were aboard crashed upon takeoff with the soldiers, from several different military units at Fort Campbell, all attached to 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
This year marks the 28th Anniversary of this tragic event.