Jason Anderson, toolpusher, 35, Midfield, Texas *
Dale Burkeen, crane operator, 37, Philadelphia, Mississippi *
Donald Clark, assistant driller, 49, Newellton, Louisiana *
Stephen Curtis, assistant driller, 39, Georgetown, Louisiana *
Gordon Jones, drilling fluids specialist, 28, Baton Rouge, Louisiana *
Wyatt Kemp, derrickhand, 27, Jonesville, Louisiana *
Karl Kleppinger Jr., floorhand, 38, Natchez, Mississippi *
Blair Manuel, senior drilling fluids specialist, 56, Gonzales, Louisiana *
Dewey Revette, driller, 48, State Line, Mississippi *
Shane Roshto, floorhand, 22, Liberty, Mississippi *
Adam Weise, floorhand, 24, Yorktown, Texas
These are the names, positions, ages and hometowns of the 11 men who died on the Deepwater Horizon when the rig exploded on April 20th. The names with asterisks after them are those that left behind wives and children.
These men paid with their lives, while 15 others were injured in the blast, not to mention the untold thousands whose livelihoods are now RUINED due to the contaminated Gulf Coast waters. Regardless of whatever monies the surviving families receive from the lawsuits to come, they have been stripped of husbands, fathers, brothers and sons.
THIS IS THE PRICE OF GREED AND DISREGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE.
I would like to ask everyone here at RF to pray for the families of these men; they have suffered a grievous loss, and will be doubly affected in the times to come. Please pray for their welfare and their salvation.