The Summit Project collects stones and stories of Maine soldiers killed in action since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
By Craig Crosby email@example.com Staff Writer May 23
Sgt. Daniel Cunningham was at the last race his favorite driver, Dale Earnhardt, ever raced, in 2001. Cunningham watched in horror as Earnhardt’s famous black No. 3 skidded head first into the wall, killing him instantly. The number was pulled out of circulation among NASCAR racers, placed into unofficial retirement in Earnhardt’s honor. A little more than two years later, Cunningham himself was killed when his vehicle fell into a ravine while he served with the U.S. Army in Iraq. MORE