The medical helicopter at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin lay crumpled in a parking lot on May 23, 2011, after a tornado that swept through the center of Joplin.
The medical helicopter at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin lay crumpled in a parking lot on May 23, 2011, after a tornado that swept through the center of Joplin. DAVID EULITT The Kansas City Star
The medical helicopter at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin lay crumpled in a parking lot on May 23, 2011, after a tornado that swept through the center of Joplin. DAVID EULITT The Kansas City Star

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