Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Air Force Major Troy Gilbert now listed as 'Whereabouts Unknown'
11/29/2006 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- "Department of Defense officials announced today the identity of an Airman listed as duty status - whereabouts unknown.
Maj. Troy L. Gilbert was the pilot of an Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon engaged in support of coalition ground combat operations that crashed approximately 20 miles northwest of Baghdad Nov. 27.
Major Gilbert is assigned to the 309th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. and currently deployed to the 332nd Expeditionary Wing, Balad Air Base, Iraq. An investigation is ongoing."
In previous OIF crashes, the Air Force categorized a pilot's status as 'Whereabouts Unknown' while analyzing the DNA to confirm their identity. Once a pilot's identity has been verified, the status is changed to reflect KIA.
Wherever Major Gilbert is, I pray he is at peace.
Also, never forget
Sgt Matt Maupin,
Ahmed Qusai al-Taei
posted by El Capitan at 3:42 PM
Continuing to pray for both men and their families.7:40 PM
I will keep them in my prayers!
No matter where these guys are, you know that they know they have millions of folks back home thinking and praying for them.9:45 AM
He was a DoDDS student, attending Bitburg High School in Germany. He is a friend and a brother. He is loved and in the thoughts, hearts and prayers of such a large community of people, you couldn't even beging to fathom. You are correct, "el capitan", he and other soldiers are definitely being prayed for and thought of by millions of folks at home and abroad. Thank you all for your kind words and support of our military family.11:09 AM