Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by bruno, Dec 21, 2015.
Condolences to the families, especially this time of year.
And yet for most of the day yesterday the headlines were about the Miss Universe pageant. Sad........
Thanks for the update bruno. I heard the news first thing yesterday morning but as of yesterday evening I still hadn't heard the branch of service identified. May they rest in peace.
All 6 were Air Force. 4 were OSI and two were Security Forces.
Our thoughts are with their families.
but unfortunately, typical.
Security conditions have been deteriorating in Afghanistan for some time now, but one had to go to the backpages to know it.
It seems part of a cycle of disinterest by the public, followed by "unexpected tragedy", followed by overheated rhetoric and a call to action by people who don't know hummus from Hamas, followed by a half-hearted response, followed by a period of quiet, followed by disinterest by the public, followed by...
There is one cycle in Syria/Iraq and a wholly separate one in Afghanistan.
We have a President who can't wait to leave office. A Democratic front runner vowing to stay the "whateverthecourse" we're on and a collection of Republicans whose creative alternatives run the gamut from banning Muslims from the US to carpet bombing.
The victims and their families deserve much better. Rest in Peace.
The DoD has released the names.
Special Agent Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen was a 2002 graduate of USAFA and had been captain of the women's rugby team while at the Academy.
Maj. Adrianna M. Vorderbruggen, 36, of Plymouth, Minnesota. She was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, 9th Field Investigations Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
Staff Sgt. Michael A. Cinco, 28, of Mercedes, Texas. He was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, 11th Field Investigations Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.
Staff Sgt. Peter W. Taub, 30, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 816, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.
Staff Sgt. Chester J. McBride, 30, of Statesboro, Georgia. He was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 405, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
Technical Sgt. Joseph G. Lemm, 45, of Bronx, New York. He was assigned to the 105th Security Forces Squadron at Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York.
Staff Sgt. Louis M. Bonacasa, 31, of Coram, New York. He was assigned to the 105th Security Forces Squadron at Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York
Such a tragic loss. Maj. Vorderbruggen was a inspiration to many people.
Many of those lost had young children. I think the oldest age I heard on the radio was 5 and one of them had another on the way. So sad.
T SGT. Lemm had 17 year old daughter and 5 year old.
Prayers for our fallen and their families, friends and communities, especially during the Christmas season.
Family remembers local airman killed in Afghanistan
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