EGLIN AFB, Florida (WALA) - An airman stationed at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida died upporting Operation New Dawn in Iraq.
The Department of Defense announced Thursday Senior Airman James Hansen of Athens, Michigan died September 15. He had been wounded during a controlled detonation at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.
Airman Hanson was an Airfield Management Operations Coordinator while assigned at the 46th Operations Support Squadron, 46th Test Wing. He arrived at Eglin in September 2008.
"We are deeply saddened by Airman Hansen's death," said Lt. Col. David F. Radomski, Commander, 46th Operations Support Squadron.
"He was a rising star in the Air Force and served his country well, but Jimmy was also a great person who had a positive impact on everyone around him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. He will be sorely missed."
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