May 25, 2010
Transocean, the owner of the Deep Horizon Rig (leased to BP) held a Memorial service today at the Jackson Convention Complex in Jackson, Mississippi for the 11 Americans who died on April 20 when the rig exploded.
Bronze Hard Hats presented to the families.
11 Americans, all men, ages 22-56, 9 married, 1 engaged, 1 girlfriend, total of 20 children (+ 9 month male fetus) left fatherless, roustabout to chemical engineers, hailed from Texas (2), Mississippi (4) and Louisiana (5).
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Condolences to all those involved.
JASON ANDERSON 35, toolpusher, Bay City TX, wife, 2 children
AARON DALE BURKEEN 37, crane operator, Neshoba County MS, wife, son, daughter
DONALD CLARK 49, asst driller (soybean farmer), Newelltown LA, wife, 4 children
STEPHEN RAY CURTIS 39, asst driller, Georgetown LA, wife, 2 children
GORDON JONES 28, *mud engineer, Baton Rouge LA, 9 month pregnant wife, son
ROY WYATT KEMP 27, derrick hand, Jonesville LA, wife, 2 daughters (3, 3 mos)
KARL KLEPPINGER JR 38, floor hand, Natchez MS, Desert Storm Veteran, wife, son
KEITH BLAIR MANUEL 56, *mud engineer, Eunice LA, fiancee (to be married in July), 3 adult daughters
DEWEY REVETTE 48, worked for Transocean for 29 yrs, Stateline MS, wife, 2 daughters
SHANE ROSHTO 22, roustabout, Liberty MS, wife, son
ADAM WEISE, 24, floorhand, Yorktown TX, youngest of 4 children
* worked for Houston-based M-I SWACO