C-130 dropping potable water on mountain ridge

302nd Airlift Wing Photos

SUMIT 38 remembrance

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Chief Master Sgt. Dave Carey, C-130 flight engineer, speaks to friends, family and members of the 302nd Airlift Wing during the 20-year SUMIT 38 remembrance on May 3, 2015. In May 1995, a 302nd AW C-130, call sign SUMIT 38, was returning from Boise after dropping off Modular Airborne Fire Fighting trainees when it went down and six Airmen perished. The Airmen were Lt. Col. Robert Buchout, aircraft commander, 1st Lt. Lance Doherty, pilot, Capt. Geoff Boyd, navigator, Chief Master Sgt. Jimmie Vail, flight engineer, and loadmasters Master Sgt. Jay Kemp and Staff Sgt. Michael Scheideman. “Their loss sent shockwaves through the 302nd Airlift Wing that are still being felt today. Six citizen Airmen, in no way different from all of us gathered here today in uniform, were doing their duty on May 13, 1995,” said Lt. Col. Richard Pantusa, director of operations, 731st Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Daniel Butterfield)

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