UPDATE: Funeral Set for Morehead Airman Killed in Afghanistan

By: WSAZ News Staff, The Associated Press Email
By: WSAZ News Staff, The Associated Press Email

UPDATE 5/8/13 @ 10:42 a.m.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- Funeral arrangements are set for a Rowan County airman killed in Afghanistan.

Thirty-year-old Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Fannin, of Morehead, was one of four men killed in the crash of a U.S. Air Force MC-12 on April 27 near Kandahar Airfield.

The Defense Department is still investigating the cause of the crash. There were no reports of enemy activity in the area at the time.

Fannin was a 12-year Air Force veteran assigned to the 552nd Operations Support Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma.

The Associated Press reports visitation will take place from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Morehead First Church of God with a memorial service immediately following. Burial is in Oklahoma.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Morehead American Legion Post No. 126 Building Fund.



ORIGINAL STORY
MOREHEAD, Ky. (WSAZ/AP) -- The Department of Defense says an airman from Morehead, Ky. was one of four people killed in a crash of a U.S. Air Force plane in southern Afghanistan.

30-year-old Staff Sgt. Daniel Fannin, of Morehead, Ky., died in Saturday's crash near Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan.

Fannin was assigned to the 552nd Operations Support Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma.

Those who grew up with Fannin tell us he was a genuine person with a heart of gold. They say that his family, his wife and his dog were the most important things in his life.

The Defense Department says the cause of the crash is under investigation. The department says there are no reports of enemy activity in the area at the time of the crash.

The department says Capt. Brandon Cyr of Virginia; Capt. Reid Nishizuka of Hawaii and Staff Sgt. Richard Dickson of California were also killed in the crash.

All of their bodies were recovered.


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