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Sather Memorial Rests at Lackland

LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, TX A memorial honoring Staff Sgt. Scott D. Sather, a combat controller, was unveiled, Jan. 20, 2012, Medina Annex, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Sather was the U.S. Air Force’s first combat casualty during Operation Iraqi Freedom. As a combat controller, he was assigned to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.

Pararescuemen, combat controllers and Pararescue Indoctrination Course trainees attended the memorial unveiling ceremony honoring Sather. His memorial was created and displayed by Civil Engineers in Iraq to honor his leadership and bravery. The memorial was sea-lifted from Sather Air Base, Baghdad, Iraq, to Lackland Air Force Base, Texas in March 2011.

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