Today is the 20th year anniversary of the collapse of the Texas A&M bonfire. A tragedy that was felt inside and out of The Lone Star State.

The Texas A&M bonfire had been a tradition for more than 90 years, that tradition came to a tragic conclusion on Nov. 18, 1999 when 11 students and one former student lost their lives. Another 27 people were injured in the accident that night. There were 57 Aggies working on construction of the bonfire when it collapsed at 2:42 a.m. on the fateful morning.

Here is a list of the fallen Aggies:

Miranda Denise Adams
Santa Fe, Texas
Sophomore
Biomedical Science Major
’02

Christopher D. Breen
Austin, Texas
Graduate
’96

Michael Stephen Ebanks
Carrollton, TX
Freshman
Aerospace Engineering Major
’03

Jeremy Richard Frampton
Turlock, CA
Senior
Psychology Major
’99
Company D-1

Jamie Lynn Hand
Henderson, TX
Freshman
Environmental Design Major
’03

Christopher Lee Heard
Houston, TX
Freshman
Pre Engineering Major
Company K-2
’03

Timothy Doran Kerlee, Jr
Bartlett, TN
Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering Major
Squadron 16
’03

Lucas John Kimmel
Corpus Christi, TX
Freshman
Biomed. Science Major
Company D-2
’03

Bryan A. McClain
San Antonio, TX
Freshman
Agriculture Major
Squadron 2
’02

Chad A. Powell
Keller, TX
Sophomore
Computer Engineering Major
’03

Jerry Don Self
Arlington, TX
Junior
Engineering Technology Major
Squadron 17
’01

Nathan Scott West
Bellaire, TX
Sophomore
Ocean Engineering Major
Company C-2
’02