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Blues concert in downtown Spokane raises money for families of fallen Fairchild airmen

By Kylee Cruz, KXLY4 Reporter, kyleec@kxly.com
Published On: Jun 26 2013 02:10:51 AM CDT
SPOKANE, Wash. -

The Spokane community is coming together once again to honor the lives of the fallen Fairchild airmen.

On Tuesday night a benefit concert was held at The Bing for Captains Tyler Voss and Victoria Pinckney and Tech Sergeant Tre Mackey. All three of them were killed in a KC-135 crash on May 3rd.

Hundreds of people came out for the Jazz and Blues show dedicated to the airmen. Five artists and bands belted out tunes and put on quite the show.

"We are giving a tribute to our kings and queens of the country. I mean there is nothing like it," an Elvis impersonator, who performed at the show, said.

Many of the people who attended the concert didn't know the airmen but wanted to come out to show support.

"It's a pretty sad situation and I think all of us owe a lot to the military especially with Fairchild being so close I think it's something everyone in Spokane has wanted to help with," Jim Domonico, who attended the concert, said.

Donation buckets were passed around at the show. All of the money collected will go to the families of the fallen airmen.

It's been almost two months since the airmen passed away but judging by the crowd, they are not forgotten.

"Even though we didn't personally know them, Fairchild is a big part of our community and we like to support that," Karen Gendron, who attended the concert, said.

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