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This morning we received a thoughtfully written synopsis of the Life Flight accident in Des Moines Iowa on March 3, 1980. Included were photos of the crewmembers, Hallie Burns, Maureen Griffin and Nick Roetnor, as well as the aircraft. These were submitted through our web site anonymously, and I would like to thank whomever took the time to scan these clippings and help us tell more of the story.

I’m sure, to many people, it may seem like 1980 was a long time ago, andany healing that needed to happen as a result of this accident has taken place. The reality is, for those closest to the victims, the pain never really leaves or fades, but rather becomes a new realty.

We hope that our efforts will help others live in that new realty by creating a permanent place recognizing Hallie, Maureen, Nick and many others.

Someone held on to the article for many years. This person may have been a family member, a team member or a friend, but they refused to let their memory pass. They wanted us to know more, and now we do.

One of the founding principles of this organization is to recognize every fallen crewmember and to learn their story. Thank to this person, we now have faces to go with their names and the importance of the memorial becomes even greater.

Together, we remember and honor.
On March 3, 1980, Iowa Health – Des Moines (IHDM) Life Flight crew Hallie Burns, RN, Maureen Griffin, RN and pilot, Nick Roetner, boarded the helicopter on a mission to Webster City, Iowa. On approach...
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Welcome to the home of the Air Medical Memorial on Google+. This is a group that came together and grew through social media and the need to recognize the sacrifice of those who gave their lives in the name of saving others.
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National memorial honoring crewmembers lost while serving their communities
This group serves to honor the more than 350 air medical flight crew members who lost their lives in the line of duty. This is a gathering place for the friends, family members and coworkers of those who are no longer with us as well as the communities they once served.

Additionally, the Air Medical Memorial, a national memorial and 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, is developing an outdoor memorial southwest of Denver, Colorado. To learn more about how you can support this project, please visit our web site at
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Air Medical Memorial PO Box 842 Castle Rock, CO 80104