DOD Identifies Four Air Force Casualties, April 28, 2013

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–April 28, 2013.  The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four airmen who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

They died April 27, near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, in the crash of an MC-12 aircraft.  The cause of the crash is under investigation, however initial reporting indicates there was no enemy activity in the area at the time of the crash. 

Killed were: 

Capt. Brandon L. Cyr, 28, of Woodbridge, Va.  He was assigned to the 906th Air Refueling Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. 

Capt. Reid K. Nishizuka, 30, of Kailua, Hawaii.  He was assigned to the 427th Reconnaissance Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, Calif.

Staff Sgt. Richard A. Dickson, 24, of Rancho Cordova, Calif.  He was assigned to the 306th Intelligence Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, Calif. 

Staff Sgt. Daniel N. Fannin, 30, of Morehead, Ky.  He was assigned to the 552nd Operations Support Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.

Source: defense.gov