FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 3, 2012
Contact: Al Killeffer, Office of the Mayor
Charlotte, NC — Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx today requested all flags at City municipal buildings and grounds be lowered to half-staff to honor the members of the North Carolina Air National Guard 145th Airlift Wing who lost their lives and those who were injured Sunday evening in South Dakota. The Airmen were battling the White Draw Fire near Edgemont, South Dakota, when their C-130 aircraft crashed. The North Carolina Air National Guard 145th Airlift Wing is based at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.
“On behalf of the City of Charlotte, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the families and friends of the Airmen who lost their lives Sunday night in South Dakota, and wish the Airmen who were injured a full and speedy recovery,” Foxx said.
“Their sacrifice is a powerful reminder of the selflessness with which our military men and women serve us each and every day, and today all of Charlotte honors the service of these courageous Airmen.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire North Carolina Air National Guard 145th Airlift Wing during this difficult time.”