Air Force Leaders, Family Honor Fallen Airmen | Community Spirit
Air Force Times
They flew together. They died together. And they returned home together.
On Tuesday, a carry team moved the remains of four airmen killed Saturday in Afghanistan from the C-17 that brought them to Dover Air Force Base, Del.
The MC-12 crew died when their plane crashed near Kandahar Airfield. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Friends and family who came to see their loved ones returned to U.S. soil were joined by top Air Force leaders. At the edge of the flight line stood 20 Air Force captains — pilots — and Navy Seabees who came to pay respects. The father of one of the airmen killed, Capt. Brandon L. Cyr, is in the Navy.
Cyr, 28, of Woodbridge, Va., was assigned to the 906th Air Refueling Squadron at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Also killed in the crash were Capt. Reid K. Nishizuka, 30, of Kailua, Hawaii, assigned to the 427th Reconnaissance Squadron at Beale Air Force Base, Calif.; Staff Sgt. Richard A. Dickson, 24, of Rancho Cordova, Calif., assigned to the 306th Intelligence Squadron at Beale; and Staff Sgt. Daniel N. Fannin, 30, of Morehead, Ky., assigned to the 552nd Operations Support Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.