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NameArgel, Derek Mears
KIA Date5/30/2005
SquadronCS 02
Home TownLompoc
Home StateCA
High SchoolCabrillo High School
High School ActivitiesWater Polo
Post High SchoolNorthwestern Preparatory School 1995-1996, USAFA Prep School 1996-97
Academy ExperiencesWater Polo
Academic Degree MajorBS,Social Sciences - USAFA
Active Duty AssignmentsSpecial Tactics Officer Training
KIA ConflictIraqi Freedom
Combat Information23rd Special Tactics Squadron, 16th SOW, Hurlburt AFB, Fl.
Killed In Action MissionIraqi Air Force single-engine aircraft accident in Diyala Province, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom- no survivors.
Next of KinWendy Argel (wife)
Burial SiteEvergreen Cemetery, Lompoc, CA.
MIA Information
Aeronautical Speciality RatingSpecial Tactics Officer
Notable Decoration AwardsBronze Star, PH (Posthumously)
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