This morning we received a thoughtfully written synopsis of the Life
Flight accident in Des Moines Iowa on March 3, 1980. Included were
photos of the crewmembers, Hallie Burns, Maureen Griffin and Nick
Roetnor, as well as the aircraft. These were submitted through our web
site anonymously, and I would like to thank whomever took the time to
scan these clippings and help us tell more of the story.
sure, to many people, it may seem like 1980 was a long time ago, and any
healing that needed to happen as a result of this accident has taken
place. The reality is, for those closest to the victims, the pain never
really leaves or fades, but rather becomes a new realty.
|Hallie Burns, Maureen Griffin and Nick
that our efforts will help others live in that new realty by creating a
permanent place recognizing Hallie, Maureen, Nick and many others.
held on to the article for many years. This person may have been a
family member, a team member or a friend, but they refused to let their
memory pass. They wanted us to know more, and now we do.
the founding principles of this organization is to recognize every
fallen crewmember and to learn their story. Thank to this person, we now
have faces to go with their names and the importance of the memorial
becomes even greater.
Together, we remember and honor.
Visit the Life Flight crew page