Memorial Services in Omaha For Lost Scouts

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Blencoe, Iowa (AP) Four boy scouts who died when a tornado struck their Iowa campsite are being remembered.

About 100 people, many clutching candles, gathered for a flag ceremony and vigil at a World War II monument in the memorial park in nearby Omaha, Nebraska, Thursday night.

Some at the gathering wiped tears from their eyes.

In the wake of Wednesday's tornado, at least a dozen people remain hospitalized with everything from bruises to spine and head injuries.

Dozens of scouts, ages 13 to 18, are being hailed for their bravery and resourcefulness in the immediate aftermath of the twister.

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff toured the camp. He says it appears the boy scouts “didn't have a chance.” He says the tornado came through the camp “like a bowling ball.”

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