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Senior Airman James A. Hansen - KIA 09/15/10 #USAF 25yo #HonorTheFallen #NeverForgotten #HonorThem

Died September 15, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 25, of Athens, Mich., assigned to the 46th Operations Support Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; died Sept. 15 of wounds suffered during a controlled detonation at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. Small town ‘numb’ over death of airman By Justin Hinkley Battle Creek (Mich.) Enquirer ATHENS, Mich. — A small village was numb as news spread of a local man admired by many killed in Iraq. Military officials contacted Rich and Emily Hansen on the afternoon of Sept. 15 to tell them their son, Senior Airman Jimmy Hansen, 25, had been killed. It happened at Joint Base Balad, north of Baghdad in central Iraq, early Sept. 15. “Numb,” was how Rich Hansen Sr. said he felt late that day. “It can’t be. It’s not right.” The Pentagon said Sept. 16 that Hansen died of wounds suffered during a controlled detonation at Joint Base Bal...

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