20th anniversary of the Aggie bonfire tragedy

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KTRK) -- The tradition of the Texas A&M bonfire burned for more than 90 years but that all changed on Nov. 18, 1999, when the bonfire structure collapsed, killing 11 students, one former student, and injuring 27 others.

It happened in the middle of the night, at 2:42 a.m.

Fifty-seven Aggies were working on construction of the bonfire when someone heard a crack, and it collapsed.

First responders from all over the county responded to the scene. The Aggie football team showed up at the scene to help move logs.

Here is a list of the fallen Aggies:

Miranda Denise Adams
Santa Fe, Texas
Biomedical Science Major

Christopher D. Breen
Austin, Texas

Michael Stephen Ebanks
Carrollton, TX
Aerospace Engineering Major

Jeremy Richard Frampton
Turlock, CA
Psychology Major
Company D-1

Jamie Lynn Hand
Henderson, TX
Environmental Design Major

Christopher Lee Heard
Houston, TX
Pre Engineering Major
Company K-2

Timothy Doran Kerlee, Jr
Bartlett, TN
Mechanical Engineering Major
Squadron 16

Lucas John Kimmel
Corpus Christi, TX
Biomed. Science Major
Company D-2

Bryan A. McClain
San Antonio, TX
Agriculture Major
Squadron 2

Chad A. Powell
Keller, TX
Computer Engineering Major

Jerry Don Self
Arlington, TX
Engineering Technology Major
Squadron 17

Nathan Scott West
Bellaire, TX
Ocean Engineering Major
Company C-2

Looking back at the Texas A&M Bonfire collapse 20 years later
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