Memo­rial ser vice set for Beale U-2 pi­lot

Marysville Appeal-Democrat - - FRONT PAGE - By Kirk Bar­ron kbar­ron@ap­pealdemo­

The Beale Air Force Base com- mu­nity, past and present, will gather on the flight­line at 9:01 a.m. to­day to re­mem­ber Lt. Col. Steve “Shooter” Eadie dur­ing a memo­rial cer­e­mony.

The 1st Re­con­nais­sance Squadron, to which Eadie was as­signed, will host his fam­ily, friends, air­men, Air Force lead­ers, for­mer base com­man­ders and com­mu­nity lead­ers at Han­gar I-8. Eadie, af­ter more than 20 years of mil­i­tary ser­vice, was

killed Sept. 20 when a two-seat U-2 Dragon Lady trainer crashed in the Sut­ter Buttes.

More than $98,000 has been do­nated to the Steve “Shooter” Eadie Memo­rial Fund on You­car­ The money will go to his fam­ily. Eadie left be­hind a wife and six chil­dren.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion into what caused the crash is on­go­ing. A sec­tion of Pass Road in Sut­ter County near the crash site re­mains closed.

Sut­ter County Sher­iff’s De­part­ment Un­der­sh­er­iff Jeff Pierce said Pass Road will likely be closed through Fri­day and pos­si­bly longer. A sher­iff’s deputy is sta­tioned near the crash site 24 hours a day to as­sist the Air Force, he said.

Chris Kaufman/ Ap­peal-Demo­crat

In­ves­ti­ga­tors comb through the wreck­age of a U-2 air­craft on Thurs­day on Pass Road in Sut­ter.

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