Mike was eleven years old on that fateful October evening when the plane fell from the sky. He was residing then and still does toadying Charleston, Mississippi. He has been with the monument project from the start date.
Jace is from Tylertown, MS and lives there with his family. He has served on the LSM Board since May of 2020. Jace was elected as Board Secretary on October 21, 2022.
Dwain was one of the first persons at the crash site. His immediate response saved lives. He was pulling victims from the plane wreckage within minutes of the crash. Dwain and his wife Lola have graciously set aside the parcel of land the monument resides on today. Dwain has worked tirelessly to establish this monument.
Dennis was fire chief of the Gillsburg Volunteer Fire Department (GVFD), at the time of the plane crash. He worked diligently with other rescuers to get survivors out of the plane and on to the hospital for medical treatment. He has been with the monument project since day one, and has served as Treasurer for the last year.
Executive Board Officer
Brenda was pregnant with her first child and living just across Easley Road that night in 1977. The plane had crashed in the woods just below her family's grazing dairy cattle. Three crash survivors walked up to Brenda's porch begging for help shortly after the crash. She has been involved with the monument since its conception, served on the executive board for almost 2 years, and worked tirelessly to help keep the Monument pristine for visitors around the world.