Africa Crash Claims Two Airmen: Pentagon officials said that two airmen were among the 10 US service members killed when two Marine Corps CH-53 helicopters crashed on Feb. 17 into the Gulf of Aden near northern Djibouti. The airmen were: SrA. Alecia S. Good, 23, of Broadview Heights, Ohio; and SSgt. Luis M. Melendez Sanchez, 33, of Bayamon, P.R. Good was assigned to the 92nd Communications Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Wash., and Sanchez to the 1st CS, Langley AFB, Va. Both airmen and the eight marines killed were deployed as part of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.
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Memorial Day is a time to remember all those who died fighting for their country, just like A1C William Pitsenbarger, an Air Force pararescueman who took part in more than 250 rescue missions before he was killed at the age of 21. His selflessness and valor in the Vietnam War earned him an Air Force Cross and, eventually, a Medal of Honor.
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