16 November 2007

Fallen Airmen, Soldiers honored at Aviano

Airmen from the 31st Fighter Wing carry a fallen Airman onto a C-130 Hercules during a repatriation ceremony Nov. 13 at Aviano Air Base, Italy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ashley Wood)

11/15/2007 - AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy (AFPN) -- Aviano Air Base officials held a memorial service Nov. 15 to honor the lives of four Airmen and two Soldiers who were killed when an Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter attached to the 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment here crashed Nov. 8.

Friends and family members gathered to pay their respects and celebrate the lives of Capt. Cartize B. Durham, Staff Sgt. Robert D. Rogers, Staff Sgt. Mark A. Spence and Senior Airman Kenneth P. Hauprich Jr., all assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing, and Capt. Christian P. Skoglund and Chief Warrant Officer David Angelo F. Alvarez, both assigned to 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment.

Godspeed, warriors. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends.

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