- Associated Press - Monday, December 8, 2014

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - Nearly 29 years ago, 248 soldiers from Fort Campbell’s 101st Airborne Division died when their plane crashed as they were returning home from a peacekeeping mission in Sinai, Egypt.

Members of the soldiers’ unit will again hold a memorial service for the soldiers this week.

The ceremony is set for 10:30 a.m. CST Friday at the Gander Memorial on Screaming Eagles Boulevard at the post. It is being held by the 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

The flight crashed at Gander International Airport in Newfoundland on Dec. 12, 1985, also killing eight crew members.

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