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(Salt Lake City, KSL News) -- About two-dozen people traveled by snow machines today to a remote location on the Utah-Idaho border to honor 40 people they never knew.

The expedition involved the American Legion, Cache County Search and Rescue and several Logan residents who were at the same tragic scene a half-century ago.

It was exactly 50 years ago this morning that a transport plane slammed into the forest, killing 37 veterans returning home from the Korean War. Today a Mountain Memorial service was held in the honor of those who lost their lives.

The plane was en route from Seattle to South Carolina when ice on the wings brought it down in a blizzard.

"I've come back many times in the last few years. I have wondered forever who these people were, where they were going, and have marveled at the fact they would serve their country in the Korean War and be on their way home. And then die here, never going home," says Donna Spillet, a Logan resident.

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