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Reported by: Tom Hawley
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Updated: 10/03/2012 7:46 am
Hebert Park is dedicated to the memory of 1st Lt. Raynor L. Hebert of Port Arthur, Texas. On May 13, 1964, Hebert, a student pilot at Nellis Air Force Base, sacrificed his own life in order to spare the lives of hundreds of children at Lincoln School. Lieutenant Hebert chose to ride his plane down in an attempt to guide the disabled aircraft into an uninhabited area rather than ejecting at a safe altitude.

His untimely death remains a monument to the heroic self-sacrifice of our U.S. Air Force airmen. Hebert Park is located on the edge of the City’s mature section, and serves a neighborhood of single-family dwellings. The site is shared with neighboring Lincoln Elementary School, where the School District has recently installed new play equipment.

As part of the North Las Vegas Mature Parks Project, the Hebert facility was renovated in 2001 and now features a new pathway with replanted trees and shrubbery. The site also includes one group picnic shelter, several smaller picnic pads, two Little League baseball diamonds, and a large open space.

-- From City of North Las Vegas website
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