Rescued from Superstition Mountain in 1972

File photo

File photo

Forty-three years ago this week, in the Nov. 9, 1972, Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent newspaper, the caption for this photo stated “Posing with two members of a five-man helicopter crew, which rescued them from Superstition Mountain at the end of Peralta Road, are Thomas Inglehart and Ronald Henry (center) flanked by (Williams Air Force Base) helicopter crewmen T-Sgt. Holden (L) and Capt. Large. The men were trapped for about two hours after they had attempted their ascent and found they could go neither up nor down. The men’s wives heard them calling for help and dispatched another person in the area to go for help. That’s Capt. Webb, pilot of the helicopter, in the background. Other crew members included T-Sgt. Agee and A-1C Glover.

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