Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on the passing of Barboursville native West Virginia Air National Guard Tech Sgt.
Gayle and I are heartbroken after hearing of the passing of Tech Sgt.
Army Veteran of World War II and served as a Tech Sgt
The 10lb fin fell last Friday from an unarmed missile being carried over Valparaiso by an F-16 jet fighter during a landing approach to Eglin Air Force Base, base spokesman Tech Sgt
David Donato said yesterday .
Among the anxious crowd were family and friends of Tech Sgt
Joe Parker, a KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator with the 336th Air Refueling Squadron at March Air Reserve Base, Calif.
When I heard the news, I thought of all of the people that had relatives there and I told my husband that I needed to go," said Tech Sgt