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Gander memorial at Fort Campbell to grow

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - A Fort Campbell spokesman says Gander Memorial Park is set for expansion.

Bob Jenkins told The Leaf-Chronicle (leafne.ws/1QwsUmQ) that the memorial is undergoing renovations that will enlarge the park and allow easier access for visitors.

The park was built as a way to remember 248 soldiers who were killed in a 1985 plane crash in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada, as they returned home from a peacekeeping mission in the Sinai Peninsula.

Jenkins said plans call for moving trees and adding walking paths, markers and benches. He said the additions will become the centerpiece for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team's memorials.

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