Fundraiser Started For Memorial To Itta Bena Crash Victims

ITTA BENA, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Department of Mississippi, Marine Corps League, has announced a drive to raise money for a monument to the marines who died in a plane crash near Itta Bena last year. Thier website shows an image of the proposed monument, with a link to donate. The monument will be in honor of the 15 Marines and 1 Navy Corpsman who were killed in the KC 130 plane crash on the Sunflower and Leflore County line last July. They say the monument will be built near Itta Bena along US Highway 82. They hope to hold a dedication ceremony sometime this summer.


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