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Old 16 July 2014, 02:21
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U.S. Airman from Kentucky suffers critical injuries in D.C. Hotel

http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/U...?device=tablet

I wanted to pass this along. According to the article Dirk Shelton was assigned to Air Force Special Operations. He fell and and was later declared brain dead. His family removed him from life support and his organs will keep eight people alive. I am not sure if he was a PJ or CCT. I just wanted to post this to show my respect and let other SOCNET members be aware of this tragedy.
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Old 16 July 2014, 03:16
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Slip and fall? Damn. RIP Airman.
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Old 16 July 2014, 08:27
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If article picture is current,not a PJ or CCT.

Regardless, that's a hell of an unfortunate way to go. RIP.
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Old 19 July 2014, 14:52
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I found an article with a little more information:
http://www.thetimestribune.com/x1760...lton-1985-2014

It looks like he was part of what we refer to as combat comms. This article says he suffered a TBI, but does not indicate how.

RIP Airman. Nothing replaces a loved one, but I hope that his being able to save eight other lives gives his family some solace.
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Old 20 July 2014, 16:46
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I found an article with a little more information:
http://www.thetimestribune.com/x1760...lton-1985-2014

It looks like he was part of what we refer to as combat comms. This article says he suffered a TBI, but does not indicate how.

RIP Airman. Nothing replaces a loved one, but I hope that his being able to save eight other lives gives his family some solace.
Thanks for posting the link to the local paper. I didn't mean to create confusion, the other article identified him as belonging to special ops. A very tragic loss of a bright young man who wanted to serve his nation.
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Old 21 July 2014, 15:10
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The story says he was in the Joint Communications Unit (JCU). That is special operations.
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