On August 27, 1994, in the first year of Mr. Constantine's administration of the DEA, there
was a tragic plane crash in the Huallaga Valley in the Peruvian Andes. Five young DEA Special Agents were
killed. They had been on routine patrol in the remote area of the mountains where some sixty percent of the
world's coca is grown. Their names were:
Jay W. Seale
Juan C. Vars
Frank S. Wallace, Jr.
The Board of Directors of Constantine's Circus, Inc. consulted sculptor Hy Rosen, the artist who created the Gray Rider for the New York State Police and a monument that stands in New York's state capital in tribute to the women of the state who have served in the armed forces, to develop a concept for a tribute to the five lost agents. We selected as our theme the Southern Cross, a constellation of five stars that is visible in the Southern Hemisphere and that serves mariners as a guide much as the North Star does in the Northern Hemisphere.
Mr. Rosen's beautiful design for this monument is presented here on our web site. We welcome comments and expressions of interest from the public on joining us to create this memorial.
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CONSTANTINE'S CIRCUS, INC.
PO Box 7223
Albany, NY 12224-0223