AFA Holds Funeral For Airman Killed In African Crash

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

An airman from Colorado Springs will be laid to rest Monday at the Air Force Academy.

The funeral for Capt. Ryan P. Hall, 30, will be held at the Cadet Chapel. Burial will immediately follow.

Hall was among four airmen killed February 18 when their U-28 aircraft was involved in a crash near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa. Hall had been assigned to the 319th Special Operations Squadron based out of Hurlburt Field, Florida since 2007.

Hall, originally from Colorado Springs, joined the Air Force in 2004, and was on his seventh deployment. He had more than 1,300 combat flight hours. Hall received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corp at The Citadel.

Others on board included Capt. Nicholas S. Whitlock, 1st Lt. Justin J. Wilkens, and Senior Airman Julian S. Scholten.

The fallen airmen were part of Operation Enduring Freedom, which though most commonly associated with the war in Afghanistan, several countries fall under the name as part of the global War on Terror. They were returning from a mission at the time of the crash.


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  • by ColoradoMom Location: Colorado Springs on Mar 12, 2012 at 01:27 PM
    My heart goes out to his family and friends. God bless you all at this most difficult time.
  • by Respect on Mar 12, 2012 at 12:02 PM
    How about a little respect kktv and turn the picture correctly.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 21, 2012 at 07:03 AM
    he was from the springs yes, I went to Pine Creek HS w him. he will be missed.
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