Deepwater Horizon Victim - Karl Dale Kleppinger

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Karl Dale Kleppinger Jr. - from Natchez, Mississippi - was 38 years old on the 20th of April, 2010.  He and his wife, Tracy, had a son, Aaron.

It is believed that Karl died while working in the mud pit, where drilling materials are handled, or in a nearby shaker room.

For anyone wishing to donate in memory of Karl, the Kleppinger family asks that such donations be made to the Natchez Humane Society.  According to the condolences/donations page, at Transocean, "Karl and his wife adopted all of their animals" from this organization.

Donations should be sent to this address:

Natchez Humane Society
"In Remembrance of Karl Kleppinger, Jr."
392 Liberty Road
Natchez, MS 39120
(601) 442-4001

See, also, these photos and brief bios of the other crew members who died in the explosion:

Jason Anderson - Casualties at Deepwater Horizon

Dale Burkeen - Casualties at Deepwater Horizon

Donald Clark - Casualties at Deepwater Horizon

Stephen Curtis - Casualties at Deepwater Horizon

Gordon Jones - Casualties at Deepwater Horizon

Roy Wyatt Kemp - Casualties at Deepwater Horizon 

Blair Manuel - Casualties at Deepwater Horizon

Dewey Revette - Casualties at Deepwater Horizon

Shane Roshto - Casualties at Deepwater Horizon 

Adam Weise - Casualties at Deepwater Horizon


Media Credits

Image online, courtesy Transocean's condolences web site.



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