NASCAR Honors those Nineteen American Heroes and the more than three hundred injured by displaying a special decal honoring the men killed in the Khobar Towers Bombing.

 

June 25th, 2011 marked the fifteenth anniversary of the Khobar Towers Bombing. The Nineteen American Heroes were remembered with various memorial services and activities throughout the country.
 
NASCAR Press Release

This weekend marks the 15th anniversary of the Khobar Towers Bombing in Dhahran Saudi Arabia . On June 25, 1996 , a terrorist truck bomb exploded outside the northern perimeter of Khobar Towers , Dhahran , Saudi Arabia , a facility housing U.S. and allied forces supporting the coalition air operation over Iraq , Operation SOUTHERN WATCH.

Estimates of the size of the bomb range from the equivalent of 3,000 to more than 30,000 pounds of TNT. While U.S. Air Force Security Police observers on the roof of the building overlooking the perimeter identified the attack in progress and alerted many occupants to the threat, evacuation was incomplete when the bomb exploded, shearing off the face of building 131. Nineteen American airmen were killed in the blast and more than three hundred others were wounded.  The perpetrators, Saudi Hezbollah extremists supported by Iran , escaped.

 Today NASCAR honors those Nineteen American Heroes and the more than three hundred injured by displaying a special decal honoring the men killed in the Khobar Towers Bombing with a 3-inch decal on the B-Post location during the Sprint Cup race weekend at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California and at the Nationwide Series race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconson.

The families of the Khobar Towers bombing victims thank NASCAR for remembering and honoring our fallen heroes.

The emblem below is representative of the decal being used by NASCAR and will also be used on the memorial services program at Arlington National Cemetery on June 25, 2011 commemorating the 15th anniversary of the Khobar Towers Bombing.

The Nineteen American Heroes who died in the Khobar Towers

 

Eglin AFB, Florida

 

 

MSgt Kendall K. Kitson, Jr. 

39

Yukon , Oklahoma

 

 

TSgt Daniel B. Cafourek 

30

Watertown , South Dakota

 

 

TSgt Patrick P. Fenning

34

Greendale , Wisconsin

 

 

TSgt Thanh Van Nguyen

37

Panama City , Florida

 

 

SrA Earl F. Cartrette, Jr.

22

Sellersburg , Indiana

 

 

SrA Jeremy A. Taylor

23

Rosehill , Kansas

 

 

Sgt Millard D. Campbell

30

Angelton , Texas

 

 

A1C Brent E. Marthaler

20

Cambridge , Minnesota

 

 

A1C Brian W. McVeigh

21

Debary , Florida

 

 

A1C Peter J. Morgera

24

Stratham , New Hampshire

 

 

A1C Joseph E. Rimkus

22

Edwardsville , Illinois

 

 

A1C Joshua E. Woody

20

Corning , California

 

Patrick AFB, Florida

 

 

 

Captain Christopher J. Adams

30

Massapequa Park , New York

 

 

 

Captain Leland T. Haun

33

Clovis , California

 

 

 

MSgt Michael G. Heiser

35

Palm Coast , Florida

 

 

 

SSgt Kevin J. Johnson

36

Shreveport , Louisiana

 

 

 

A1C Justin R. Wood

20

Modesto , California

 

 

Offutt AFB, Nebraska

 

 

 

 

SSgt Ronald L. King

32

Battlecreek , Michigan

 

 

Wright-Paterson AFB, Ohio

 

 

 

 

A1C Christopher Lester

19

Pineville , West Virginia

 

 

More information on the Nineteen American Heroes who died in the Khobar Towers Bombing can be found at www.joshuawoody.com.

 

 

Kurt Busch won the Cup Race at Sonoma driving the number 22 Penski Dodge. Note the "Never To Be Forgotten" decal after Kurt Busch's name and above the "B" post.