4th Airborne Command Control Squadron memorialized with a granite bench

Published: Jun. 24, 2017 at 5:26 PM MDT
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People paid tribute to fallen members of the 4th Airborne Command Control Squadron on Saturday.

The squadron raised money to build a granite bench on the Air and Space Museum's grounds.

Around this bench, members of the community gathered for a dedication ceremony as well as the 25th anniversary of the squadron's deactivation.

The bench lies beneath the wing of Model Aircraft 262.

The team was active from 1970 to 1992, and they used to fly this plane for their missions.

Former U.S. Air Force Colonel and former member of 4th Airborne Command Control Squadron Richard Hutchins says, "I think part of it is we all enjoyed what we did at Strategic Air Command and here at the 4th Airborne Command Control Squadron. And also for those of us who are starting to get a little bit more senior, we're starting to look around and some of our folks that we're memorializing are no longer with us so it's a good opportunity for us to get together and share stories."

The dedication ceremony was followed by a movie showing and a banquet.