Below are the names of the people who died in the June 9, 1972 flood, as compiled by the city of Rapid City. 238 people perished in the flood, including the 5 missing. That number also includes three National Guardsmen, three firefighters, seven airmen from Ellsworth Air Force Base, one police reserve officer, and other rescuers.
Original text from the 1972 memorial service for flood victims
Portraits and bios of flood victims are available in the 1972 Flood Collection from the online digital archive.
We need your help - we would like to have a photo of each flood victim. If you have one available for digitization please contact the Rapid City Public Library.
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