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Air Commandos honor fallen comrades with memorial flight

NEAR CAPONES ISLAND, Philippines -- Staff Sgt. Jim Kosnosky (left) and Tech. Sgt. Aaron Kay, 1st Special Operations Squadron loadmasters, release a memorial wreath out the back of a MC-130H Combat Talon II Feb. 26 to honor fallen brethren that were lost 28 years ago when a 1st SOS MC-130E, call sign STRAY 59, crashed during an exercise killing eight crew members and 15 passengers. The crew of GOOSE 99 flew from Kadena Air Base to reach the exact coordinates of the crash site to release the ceremonial wreath. The memorial flight has been flown every year since the tragic accident in 1981. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Cram)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Aaron Cram
VIRIN: 100226-F-3695C-017.JPG
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