There will be a memorial Aug.5 at Hurlburt Field FL to commemorate the lives of the special operators lost on 8/7/02 when Talon 13 crashed while conducting a routine training flight from Naval Air Station Roosevelt Roads to Borinquen Air National Guard Base in Puerto Rico.
A memorial service was held 7/8/22 in Louisville, Ky., for two other victims, both Kentucky Air National Guard members: Staff Sgt. Martin A. Tracy, 33, of Louisville, and Tech. Sgt. Christopher A. Matero, 31, of Greenville, Ind. Both were special tactics operators. Also killed was Capt. Panuk P. Soomsawasdi, 36, of Windsor, N.C., who was a Special Tactics Officer stationed in Puerto Rico as a liaison officer with the U.S. Southern Command.
Richard Brook Connell entered into Eternal Rest on Tuesday, Jun 14, 2022 - View the page on the CCT Memorial website. Click here to go to the page.
Richard left a generous donation of $30,000 to the Foundation. Our gratitude is immeasurable!
Contact us if any service member would like to view the memorial virtually.
CCF Assists the family of one of our Fallen Brothers - Click this link to read the Thank You letter from Debra (Argel) Bastian to the CCF providing $10k to assist she and her husband with replacing their totaled car when the insurance would not cover everything.
Deb’s son was Capt Derek Argel, a CCT who died in Iraq.
A statue dedicated to John Chapman, Medal of Honor recipient
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