Today is the 45th anniversary of the crash of an Air Force C-135A transport jet at Loma Ridge. The plane was flying out of MCAS El Toro, with most of the 83 men on board headed for Vietnam. There were no survivors.
In the two years since I wrote a blog entry about my visit to the crash site, a number of people have left thought-provoking comments. Please do go back and read them sometime.
The photo above was published the day after the crash in the L.A. Times, and shows a snapshot of a woman and child amid the plane's charred wreckage.