Pope airman killed

May 27, 2009 11:28:21 AM PDT
Department of Defense officials said Wednesday that a Pope airman was killed Tuesday in Afghanistan.Senior Airman Ashton L. M. Goodman, 21, of Indianapolis, died near Bagram Air Field of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. She was assigned to the 43rd Logistics Readiness Squadron at Pope.

"Ashton made the ultimate sacrifice in her service to our great nation," said Col. John McDonald, 43rd Airlift Wing Commander. "We will all feel sorrow as a result of her death, but should celebrate in how she chose to live her life, her commitment and dedication."

Goodman is the fourth Pope airman killed in action since Sept. 11, 2001 and the first from the 43rd Airlift Wing.


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