Mark A. Smith, 30, a flight engineer with the 33rd Rescue Squadron at Kadena
AB, Japan, died on Aug. 5, 2013, when his HH-60 Pave Hawk rescue helicopter
crashed in Okinawa's Central Training Area, announced Kadena officials on Aug
10, 2013. Smith, shown here, was a 13-year airman and native of
Bakersfield, Calif. He served two combat tours with the squadron in Afghanistan, according to Kadena
officials. Smith's three crewmates survived the crash.
Air Force photo by
A1C Justin Veaziz
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