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August 7, 2003

Written by Armen Jeknavorian

Moody AFB - The families of airmen killed in Afghanistan today received contributions from the community. The money came from a fund started by a Valdosta radio station and an outdoor advertising company.

The Valdosta community has always shown strong support of Moody Air Force Base. STAR 105/HOT 102.7 and Lamar Advertising started the fund after the March crash of the Pave Hawk Helicopter in Afghanistan in which six airmen from the 41st and 38th Rescue Squadrons were killed.

Soon other businesses joined in to help raise money for the fallen heroes' families.

"It's a tremendous out-pouring support from a great community who knows how important it is to help the families here at Moody Air Force Base," said Patrick Ryan.

"This is just one more piece for them to show that the military the community hasn't forgot the sacrifices their loved ones put forth in the war," said Lt. Col. Vincent Scuino.

The fund raised over $3,000 for the families.

Posted at 3:50pm by ashley.herper@walb.com