AFA Memorial Service

War Memorial

A funeral for an Air Force Pilot and Academy Graduate was held at the Academy today.

Captain Eric Das graduated from the academy in 1995. He died April 7th while flying a bombing mission near Tikrit. It was his 17th combat mission during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Family, friends and colleagues remembered Das, as a top notch pilot with a bright career ahead. Their voices quivered as they spoke about the man they so loved and respected.

In just eight years of service, Das had become a decorated pilot and was set to become one of the Air Forces's elite instructors.

Captain Das is survived by his parents, and his wife Nikki, who is an Air Force Officer. Das had voluteered to serve in Iraq to be near his wife.