Families of Airmen receive contributions - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Families of Airmen receive contributions

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

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT: Rain bands from Alberto spread across South GA

    FIRST ALERT: Rain bands from Alberto spread across South GA

    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:45 PM EDT2018-05-27 19:45:53 GMT
    Subtropical storm Alberto will bring rain to Southwest Georgia the rest of this week and into next week. (Source: WALB)Subtropical storm Alberto will bring rain to Southwest Georgia the rest of this week and into next week. (Source: WALB)

    As Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the Gulf coast, the rainbands from the storm are spreading across Southwest Georgia

    More >>

    As Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the Gulf coast, the rainbands from the storm are spreading across Southwest Georgia

    More >>
  • Radium Springs resident wants to see residential improvements after 2017 storms

    Radium Springs resident wants to see residential improvements after 2017 storms

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:09 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:09:43 GMT
    Every morning when Chris Reetz walks out her front door she sees this broken trees and destroyed houses that were once homes for families. (Source: WALB)Every morning when Chris Reetz walks out her front door she sees this broken trees and destroyed houses that were once homes for families. (Source: WALB)

    It's been 16 months since the January 2017 tornado ripped thorough Southwest Georgia.

    More >>

    It's been 16 months since the January 2017 tornado ripped thorough Southwest Georgia.

    More >>
  • American Red Cross preparedness tips ahead of flash flooding

    American Red Cross preparedness tips ahead of flash flooding

    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:12 AM EDT2018-05-27 04:12:40 GMT
    The American Red Cross said they are prepare before the storms hit. (Source: WALB)The American Red Cross said they are prepare before the storms hit. (Source: WALB)
    The American Red Cross said they are prepare before the storms hit. (Source: WALB)The American Red Cross said they are prepare before the storms hit. (Source: WALB)

    Here in Southwest Georgia the American Red Cross has been working the last couple of days to prepare for the storm.  The American Red Cross has been getting their relief supplies ready across the 19 county region.  

    More >>

    Here in Southwest Georgia the American Red Cross has been working the last couple of days to prepare for the storm.  The American Red Cross has been getting their relief supplies ready across the 19 county region.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly