CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A survivor of the Upper Big Branch mine disaster has teamed up with an airbrush artist to create a memorial to the 29 miners killed in the worst U.S. coal mining disaster in 40 years.
David Lambert has had the likeness of all 29 miners airbrushed on his 2010 Chevy Silverado pickup truck.
The Beckley man's truck also includes a scene showing white light pouring from the entrance to the UBB mine, silhouetting the profiles of 29 standing men. The tribute includes the words, "Upper Big Branch, April 5, 2010, The Day the World Ended."
Lambert told The Charleston Gazette (http://bit.ly/1bD7T3G) he knew every miner who died that day.
The moving memorial was on display Thursday at a car show in Charleston.
Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com