On This Day in 1988, The Unthinkable Happened Near New Orleans

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In Loving Remembrance:

Ernie Carrillo
Bill Coles
Lloyd Gregoire
John Moisant
Jimmy Poche
Joey Poirrier
Roland Satterlee

For an up-close glimpse of what happened that day, watch this incredible video detailing the event.

Were you a part of this community on that day or do you remember what it was like when this explosion happened? Let us know what it was like for you in the comments. We love to hear your feedback.