Gateway Center Taking Shape on Mountain Near Vegas

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A man working to commemorate a Cold War-era plane crash on Mount Charleston says he hopes to have a memorial ready when a larger U.S. Forest Service gateway project opens next year.

Steve Ririe has raised $200,000, and persuaded Congress to grant national status for the Silent Heroes of the Cold War National Memorial.

Now he tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal (http://bit.ly/NjOs8q ) his nonprofit organization is about $50,000 short of its goal.

The 43-acre, $15 million gateway project is separate from the Cold War memorial.

It's funded through the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act, and will feature a visitor center and interpretive displays, trails and amphitheaters.

Ririe has been working since 1998 remember the men killed when their C-54 transport crashed in November 1955.


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