Memorial service for Shaw Air Force Ssgt. killed in crash

Memorial service for Shaw Air Force Ssgt. killed in crash

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, SC (WIS) - The United States Air Force is hosting a memorial service at Shaw Air Force Base for a staff sergeant killed in a crash last month.

Ssgt. Austin Terrell, 24,  was killed in a crash on March 25 on U.S. 378 near Sumter.

Terrell was an armament technician assigned to the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. He served with the Air Force since July 2013. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of staff sergeant.

The memorial service is April 7 at 2 p.m.

According to officials at Shaw Air Force Base: Terrell enjoyed noteworthy moments in his career, including escorting 385 contractors in Southeast Asia which safeguarded a $130 million munitions storage area and enabled 1,700 combat sorties and 4,100 strikes. Terrell showcased expertise when he identified and repaired six Surface-to-Air Missile Systems returning the assets to service and providing necessary support to Operation Noble Eagle and bolstering aerial defense. Terrell completed pallet build-up for 59 mission equipment items in support of Operation Inherent Resolve ensuring on-time delivery and enabling the expenditure of eleven-hundred munitions at a 99 percent release rate.

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