Conexión San Ángelo/ Staff report
Courtesy photo from Barksdale Air Force Base 

LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE– Last month we experienced a tragic event that has affected our entire base community.
An Air Force T-38 Talon assigned here at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, crashed at approximately 4 p.m. on Monday, November 20, approximately 14 miles northwest of the base near Spur 454 and U.S. 90 in Del Rio, Texas.

Two members involved in the T-38 Talon crash from Laughlin Air Force Base, were identified: Capt. Joshua Hammervold, and Capt. Paul J. Barbour. Injured was Capt. Hammervold, an instructor pilot who was released from Val Verde Regional Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries. 

The deceased was Capt. Paul J. Barbour, 32, who was the air crew flight equipment flight commander with the 47th Operations Support Squadron and an instructor pilot with the 87th Flying Training Squadron.

As we continue to share our condolences with family and friends of our fallen teammate, the men and women of Team XL are joining our Commander, Col. Charlie Velino, and base leadership at a memorial service honoring Capt. Paul J. "Stuck" Barbour.

A memorial service will take place Friday, December 1, 2017, at 3 p.m. in the T-6 Weather Hangar on Laughlin AFB, Texas.

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