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Home Retired 2nd Brigade Combat Team commander Col. Burton Patrick, Janice Nikkel and Frank Lockyear plant a tree to commemorate a life lost during the tragic Gander crash that occurred in 1985. The crash killed 248 Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division that were en route to Fort Campbell from Gander, Newfoundland, Canada, following a peacekeeping mission in Egypt. (Courtesy photo) Retired 2nd Brigade Combat Team commander Col. Burton Patrick, Janice Nikkel and Frank Lockyear plant a tree to commemorate a life lost during the tragic Gander crash that occurred in 1985. The crash killed 248 Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division that were en route to Fort Campbell from Gander, Newfoundland, Canada, following a peacekeeping mission in Egypt. (Courtesy photo)

Retired 2nd Brigade Combat Team commander Col. Burton Patrick, Janice Nikkel and Frank Lockyear plant a tree to commemorate a life lost during the tragic Gander crash that occurred in 1985. The crash killed 248 Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division that were en route to Fort Campbell from Gander, Newfoundland, Canada, following a peacekeeping mission in Egypt. (Courtesy photo)

Retired 2nd Brigade Combat Team commander Col. Burton Patrick, Janice Nikkel and Frank Lockyear plant a tree to commemorate a life lost during the tragic Gander crash that occurred in 1985. The crash killed 248 Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division that were en route to Fort Campbell from Gander, Newfoundland, Canada, following a peacekeeping mission in Egypt. (Courtesy photo)

Retired 2nd Brigade Combat Team commander Col. Burton Patrick, Janice Nikkel and Frank Lockyear plant a tree to commemorate a life lost during the tragic Gander crash that occurred in 1985. The crash killed 248 Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division that were en route to Fort Campbell from Gander, Newfoundland, Canada, following a peacekeeping mission in Egypt. (Courtesy photo)

Janice Nikkel stands at the Gander Memorial Site at Fort Campbell, Ky., with her husband and children 25 years after the trees she donated were planted in 2010. When Nikkel was 15, she donated $20 in order to have one tree planted for every life lost during the Gander crash. (Courtesy photo)