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Department of Defense Announces Air Force Casualties

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(Source: Wikipedia)

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—March 19, 2018

By: Rosemary Piser

The Department of Defense has announced the deaths of seven airmen who were supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. The airmen died March 15 when an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in western Iraq. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Moody Air Force Base, Georgia

Killed was Captain Mark K. Weber, 29, of Colorado Springs, Colorado was assigned to the 38th Rescue Squadron at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia.

Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, New York

Also killed were:

  • Captain Andreas B. O’Keeffe, 37, of Center Moriches, New York,
  • Captain Christopher T. Zanetis, 37, of Long Island City, New York,
  • Master Sergeant Christopher J. Raguso, 39, of Commack, New York, and
  • Staff Sergeant Dashan J. Briggs, 30, of Port Jefferson Station, New York

All four were assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing at the Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, New York.

Patrick Air Force Base, Florida

Also killed were:

  • Master Sergeant William R. Posch, 36, of Indialantic, Florida, and
  • Staff Sergeant Carl P. Enis, 31, of Tallahassee, Florida.

Both were assigned to the 308th Rescue Squadron, Air Force Reserve, at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida.