Copper 5, an aircrew never forgotten

Col. Edwin Slocum, vice wing commander of the 161st Air Refueling Wing, salutes after placing a wreath during the 35th Annual Copper 5 Memorial at the Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Mar. 13. Copper 5 was the call sign for a Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker aerial refueling jet from the 161st that was involved in a mid-air collision with a civilian plane, killing the four person aircrew on Mar. 13, 1982.

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Wes Parrell
VIRIN: 170313-Z-GD917-012.JPG
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