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Survivor is My Name

A compilation of remembrances from the oral histories of 14 people involved in one way or another with the Cokeville Elemenatary School Bombing, May 16, 1986. Cokeville, Wyoming. (see below). Each of the full oral histories and transcripts is available as well.

"On May 16, 1986, the little town of Cokeville, Wyoming, face a life-changing event that rocked its peace and security as a man and his wife held hostage 154 children, teachers and visitors in the community's cole elementary school.

This story shocked the nation as a whole school was forced into a crowded classroom with a bomb as well as an armed man and his accomplice who terrorized their captives for three hours. The bomb did detonate and fire, thick black smoke and toxi fumes filled the room. Although many were burned, some severely, only the perpetrators of this horrible incident died. One of the miracles that day was that not a single person was lost. Others miracles were reported and some of those are recorded in this compilation...." Description from the preface of "Witness to Miracles: Remembering the Cokeville Elementary School Bombing."



Survivor is My Name Audio Presentation (Audio Presentation)
On May 16, 1986, the little town of Cokeville, Wyoming, faces a life-changing event that rocked its peace and security as a man and his wife held hostage 154 children, teachers and visitors in the community's elementary school.