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Veterans Day Program Honoring Crew and Survivor of 1953 Plane Crash

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Honor Navy veteran Richard K. Schmidt, the sole survivor of an October 1, 1953 airplane crash.  The USAF B-25 bomber took off from Eglin Air Force Base in Florida with six on board and crashed near Dowdell’s Knob in F.D. Roosevelt State Park. Only Mr. Schmidt survived.  After the ceremony and an Air Force flyover, guests can join Mr. Schmidt for a short walk to the crash site. Meet at Dowdell’s Knob.

Parking fee: $5
Event Phone: 706-663-4858

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Location
F.D. Roosevelt State Park
2970 Georgia Highway 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Directions

GPS Coordinates:
N 32.837533 | W -084.815616

Located just off I-185 near Callaway Gardens, west of Warm Springs on Route 190, or south of Pine Mountain off U.S. Highway 27.
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