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Cherylin McBride Caplinn, 20. She was a Secretary for the U.S. Army Recruiting Station. She was survived by one infant daughter and her parents. Buried in the Mountain View Cemetery.

SDOHP0535 - Parke.pdf
235 General Supply Co., SDNG; Captain Mallow assembled company about 8 p.m., June 9; Took 6 men to Nemo road to check bridges - observation of conditions; Two men lost on rescue mission; Lt. Parke's description of rescue mission on which two men were…

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Gary and Carole Sisson were out to dinner with friends when they cut their evening short to return home where their children were with a babysitter. Unable to cross the high water, they had to wait until the next day to reconnect with family.

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George A. Carter, 40. He was Captain of the Rapid City Fire Department, but perished during a rescue mission. He was survived by his wife, three daughters, his mother and one brother. Buried in the Black Hills National Cemetery.

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Olive P. Chamberlain, 76, widow. A Salesperson for Curtis Circulation Company. She lived at 27 E. Omaha where she perished. She was survived by one son and one daughter. Buried at the Mountain View Cemetery.

As a County Probation Officer, Charles Childs was involved in the rescue efforts and put in charge of the Missing Person/ Body Identification process.

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Mary F. Chase, 52. She was employed at the Vila Ranchereo branch of the First National Bank of the Black Hills. She was married to an Ellsworth AFB Airman. She was survived by her husband, one daughter and her mother. Buried in the Black Hills…

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Twyla Rae Schilling Chase was born Aug 25, 1953 in Walworth County South Dakota to Harold A Schilling and Lorraine Sulzle Schilling.

She married Samuel R Chase Jr , formerly of Belle Fourche, May 23, 1970 in Akaska, Walworth County South Dakota.…

SDOHP0508 - Mechling, Chris.pdf
Major, 109th Engineering Battalion; Drainage and demolition of dam on Deadman's Creek above Sturgis; Reconnaissance patrol on which 2 Guardsmen were lost; Evacuation of people from flooded areas of Sturgis.

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She was born to Oscar Christianson and Marie Coleman or Colemer, she was at the time of her death a foster daughter to Walter Juhnke, who also died in the flood, she was survived by her father and a brother Wayne Christianson in Watertown SD, her…

An evening of entertainment by Canyon Lake became an evening of terror. Claire and Frankie helped with radio communications.

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Cecil L. Coker, 74, retired rancher. Fifth child of William Silas & Jane (Alexander) Coker. Husband of Nellie Heath and father of Ronald Leroy Coker (killed in Vietnam) as well as three other children. He perished with his wife of three months. He…
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