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Sat Mar 25, 2017, 12:47 AM

Green Ramp Disaster, Ft. Bragg

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The Green Ramp disaster was a 1994 mid-air collision and subsequent ground collision at Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina. It killed twenty-four members of the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division preparing for an airborne operation. It was the worst peacetime loss of life suffered by the division since the end of World War II.

Soldiers who died as a result of an airplane crash at Pope Air Force Base on March 23, 1994:

Capt. Christopher D. Dunaway, HQ and HQ Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Capt. Kenneth J. Golla, HQ and HQ Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Staff Sgt. Charles W. Elliott, Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Staff Sgt. Daniel Camargo, Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Staff Sgt. Daniel E. Price, Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Staff Sgt. Harry L. Momoa Jr., Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Staff Sgt. Mark G. Gibson, Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Staff Sgt. Waddington Sanchez, HQ and HQ Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Staff Sgt. Alan D. Miller, HQ and HQ Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Staff Sgt. James C. Howard, HQ and HQ Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Sgt. Alexander P. Bolz, Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Sgt. James M. Walters Jr., Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Sgt Gregory D. Nunes, Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Sgt. Vincent S. Strayhorn, HQ and HQ Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Sgt. Gustavo Gallardo, HQ and HQ Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Spc. Martin R. Lumbert, Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Spc. Matthew J. Zegan, HQ and HQ Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Spc. Sean M. Dixon, Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Spc. Bee Jay Cearley, HQ and HQ Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Pfc. Andrew J. Jones, Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Pfc. Paul B. Finnegan, Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Pfc. Tommy Caldwell, HQ and HQ Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Pvt. Mark E. Fritsch, Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Pvt. Phillip J. Harvey, Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment


Three aircraft were destroyed and over 100 soldiers were wounded. Mostly by the massive fireball and exploding ammo.


Not forgotten.

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democrank Mar 2017 #1
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DashOneBravo Mar 2018 #5
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DashOneBravo Mar 2019 #7
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Response to DashOneBravo (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 01:28 AM

1. K & R

A terrible loss

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Response to democrank (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 02:01 AM

2. It was

But there was a lot of heroes that day.

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Response to DashOneBravo (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 03:30 PM

3. I thought about those troopers

nearly ever time we left Green Ramp in my 25 years in Airborne units out of Bragg.

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Response to DashOneBravo (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 10:34 PM

5. We remember on this day

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Even in peace time it’s a dangerous job.

The 504th is called devils in baggy pants because this note was found in a dead German Army officer journal.

“American paratroopers – devils in baggy pants – are less than 100 meters from my outpost line. I can’t sleep at night; they pop up from nowhere and we never know when or how they will strike next. Seems like the black-hearted devils are everywhere…”

Rest In Peace Airborne.

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Response to DashOneBravo (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 31, 2018, 05:53 AM

6. Airborne!

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Response to DashOneBravo (Original post)

Thu Mar 21, 2019, 07:31 PM

7. 25 years

Not forgotten.

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Response to DashOneBravo (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 10:19 AM

8. Kick

Not forgotten

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