Gulf Oil Deaths -- Families Share Memories & Mementos

This CNN article examines the lives of those whose loved ones have fallen victim to the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.

They include Sherri Revette, whose husband Dewey was chief driller on Deepwater Horizon. He died when the Deepwater Horizon exploded, just an hour-and-a-half before his hitch was to end. There is also Arlene Weiss, whose son Adam was the second youngest to die on the rig. Many others also tell their stories.

CNN reports:

"In the more than 100 days since the rig exploded, the world has been inundated with images of … oil-soaked birds struggling to take flight, tar balls washing ashore and strangling wetlands, a plume of crude billowing into the Gulf from 5,000 feet below the sea. But drive down the rural roads of Yorktown, Texas, to State Line, Mississippi … and you see different images of this disaster. Redwing boots lay untouched by the back door. Bronze memorial helmets from Transocean are proud centerpieces. A souped-up Ford F250 pickup sits silent next to a carport. Tears flow freely."

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