I am passing the information below to you on behalf of the 21st Special Tactics Squadron here at Pope AFB. It is their request that you forward this to individuals in your organizations who might be interested in attending or just want them to have the information.
Last week our Nation lost an Air Force Special Operations Command combat controller. Senior Airman Mark Forester died Sept. 29 while supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Senior Airman Mark A. Forester, 29, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., was killed while conducting combat operations with his Special Forces team in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C. "Mark believed with all his heart in serving his God, his country and his family," said Maj. Ed Loughran, 21 STS acting commander. "The unit mourns his loss, but we could not be more proud of his devotion to defending what he believed in most."
Attached is an invitation to the Memorial Ceremony for SrA Forester on Friday, 8 October at 1400. It will be held at Hangar 4 (beside Base Ops). I realize this is short notice, but we would appreciate your rsvp as soon as possible so we can work seating and parking. Please me know the names of additional people attending with you, so I can assist in getting them cleared to get on base. When you rsvp, just let me know if you need directions to the Hangar. If you have any other questions, please let me know.
Mark's story is posted on Pope Air Force Base Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/PopeAFB?ref=search and also an article is in the
ROSELYN K. HUTTO