Image courtesy: Pfc. David Hauk, U.S. Army. Kandahar, Afghanistan, November 12, 2009

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Decorated airman killed in action

The Pentagon sent out this news release moments ago:

Tech. Sgt. Adam K. Ginett, 29, of Knightdale, N.C., died Jan. 19 near Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy.

Ginett is pictured above on the right, being presented the Bronze Star for exceptional service as an explosive ordnance team leader in August 2007. In May 2009, Ginett was promoted to technical sergeant, according to the Air Force Times.

An Air Force newsletter published in Iraq mentions Ginett being deployed at Tallil Air Base in 2004. Speaking about how he planned to spend that Christmas, Ginett said: "Probably just working a regular shift -- but I'll make sure to call my family back home."

Tonight, his family mourns. We grieve along with them, as a great American who spent the last years of his life defending our nation is no longer with us.

Image courtesy: Senior Airman Holly MacDonald/U.S. Air Force

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