Memorial ser vice set for Beale U-2 pilot
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 Youcaring.com. 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.
Investigators comb through the wreckage of a U-2 aircraft on Thursday on Pass Road in Sutter.