January 15, 2007
In the more than thirty years since the end of the war in Vietnam, many Arkansas communities have erected monuments to honor those who died in that conflict. One of those many monuments is this red granite marker dedicated to the memory of the B-52 crew members who were stationed at Blytheville Air Force Base as part of the Ninety-seventh Bombardment Wing. The plane was shot down over Vietnam in a December 1972 bombing mission. The marker is located in the Mississippi County town of Gosnell.