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30 years later: Fairchild remembers tragedy

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE - Fairchild Air Force Base leaders and community members gathered to honor the victims of a tragic shooting that occurred 30 years ago, last week.

The memorial ceremony was held to remember the lives lost and those affected by the deadliest mass murder in Spokane County history.

On June 20, 1994, Dean A. Mellberg, a 20-year-old former airman, entered the Fairchild AFB hospital annex armed with a MAK-90 assault rifle. Mellberg's attack began with the fatal shooting of Major Thomas E. Brigham, a psychiatrist, and Captain Alan W. London, a psychologist, who had both recom...


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