Eric “Dirk” Ziegler loved God, his family, his friends, and living life to the fullest. Eric flew F-16s in the United States Air Force, and died when his aircraft crashed on June 28, 2011. Eric’s family and friends remember him as a friendly and humble guy, always ready to lend a helping hand and offer a smile of encouragement. From the high school football field to the skies in fighter jets, he worked hard and gave everything his all. Eric is missed and remembered by many, and he would want us to “Push it Up” and live life with no regrets.
Air Force Major David L. Brodeur, formerly of Auburn, MA, died April 27, 2011 at Kabul Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan. He was on deployment to Afghanistan from Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, Alaska. Major Brodeur had been assigned, while in Afghanistan, as an advisor to the Afghan Command and Control Center under the NATO Air Training Command.