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Blue Angels crash artifacts found 50 years later on Ala. beach

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Debbie Harris of Fort Morgan knew the military dog tag and small metal emblem of a Navy fighter squadron she recently found in the sand near her home on an Alabama beach belonged to a Blue Angels pilot who was killed when his jet crashed
there a half-century ago.

But she wanted to find out more about Commander Robert Nicholls Glasgow and what happened, so she turned to her aunt and uncle, who live in Pensacola, home of the National Museum of Naval Aviation.

Their search led them to the museum's director, Bob Rasmussen, a retired Navy captain and once a member of the famed flight demonstration team.

Harris said she came upon the fire-scorched emblem in mid-October. It was nearly 50 years to the day after the Oct. 14, 1958 crash.

She wants to give the items to Glasgow's family, but she's been unable to find any relatives through her research on the Internet.

Rasmussen said he'll try to help her search.

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