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PersonID19950645
NameBryant, Frank Diehl, Jr.
BranchUSAF
RankLieutenant Colonel
Graduation1995
KIA Date4/27/2011
SquadronCS 01
Home TownKnoxville
Home StateTN
High SchoolKarns High School
High School ActivitiesTN state wrestling championship
Post High School
Academy ExperiencesWrestling letter,'93-'95 and team captain and MVP '95.
Academic Degree MajorUSAFA, B.S. General Engineering, MBA, Touro University
Active Duty AssignmentsPilot Training, Columbus AFB, MS, Kunsan AB, Korea, Shaw AFB, SC and Luke AFB, AZ. Exhange Pilot to the UAE
KIA ConflictEnduring Freedom
Combat InformationF-16 Pilot, 121 combat hours.
Killed In Action MissionAdvisor to the Afghan Command and control Center under the NATO Air Training Command. Shot at Kabul Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan
Next of KinJanice H. (wife) and Sean L. (son). Parents: Frank D. Bryant Sr. and Patricia L. Bryant. Amie (sister) and Raymond (brother)
Burial SiteArlington National Cemetery, 05/20/2011
MIA InformationN/A
Aeronautical Speciality RatingSenior Pilot
Notable Decoration AwardsBronze Star, Purple Heart, Defense MSM, MSM, Air Medal (2), AFCM (2)
Comments2008 named the 19th AF Top Instructor Fighter Pilot, receiving the General William R Looney III Award
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