DOD Releases Khobar Towers

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 391-96
June 26, 1996


AIR FORCE MEMBERS KILLED IN BOMBING IDENTIFIED
The Department of the Air Force released a partial list of Air Force members killed last night in the bombing of the Khobar Towers near King Abdul Aziz Air Base, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. 

Assigned to Patrick AFB, Fla: Master Sgt. Michael G. Heiser, hometown Palm Coast, Fla., and Staff Sgt. Kevin J. Johnson, hometown Shreveport, La.

 

Assigned to Eglin AFB, Fla.: Master Sgt. Kendall K. J. Kitson, hometown Yukon, Okla.; Tech. Sgt. Thanh V. Nguyen, hometown, Panama City, Fla.; Tech. Sgt. Patrick P. Fennig, hometown Greendale, Wis.; and Sgt. Millard D. Campbell, hometown Angelton, Texas.

 

Names of other victims will be announced following notification of next of kin.

 


 

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 393-96
June 26, 1996


AIR FORCE MEMBERS KILLED IN BOMBING IDENTIFIED (RELEASE #2)
The Department of the Air Force released additional names of Air Force service members killed last night in the bombing of the Khobar Towers near King Abdul Aziz Air Base, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. 

Assigned to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.: Airman 1st Class Peter J. Morgera, hometown Stratham N.H.

 

Assigned to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.: Airman 1st Class Justin R. Wood, hometown Modesto, Calif.; Capt. Christopher J. Adams, Massapequa Park, N.Y.; and Capt. Leland T. Haun, hometown Clovis, Calif.

 

Previously announced names were: Master Sgt. Michael G. Heiser, hometown Palm Coast, Fla. and Staff Sgt. Kevin J. Johnson, hometown Shreveport, La. Both were assigned to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.

 

Assigned to Eglin Air Force Base: Master Sgt. Kendall K. J. Kitson, hometown Yukon, Okla.; Tech. Sgt. Thanh V. Nguyen, hometown, Panama City, Fla.; Tech. Sgt. Patrick P. Fennig, hometown Greendale, Wis.; and Sgt. Millard D. Campbell, hometown Angelton, Texas.

 

Names of other victims will be announced following notification of next of kin.


IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 395-96
June 26, 1996


AIR FORCE MEMBERS KILLED IN BOMBING IDENTIFIED (RELEASE #3)
The Department of the Air Force released an additional name of an Air Force service member killed last night in the bombing of the Khobar Towers near King Abdul Aziz Air Base, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. 

Assigned to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.: Airman 1st Class Brent E. Marthaler, hometown Cambridge, Minn.

 

Previously announced names are: Airman 1st Class Peter J. Morgera, hometown Stratham, N.H.; Master Sgt. Kendall K. J. Kitson, hometown Yukon, Okla.; Tech. Sgt. Thanh V. Nguyen, hometown, Panama City, Fla.; Tech. Sgt. Patrick P. Fennig, hometown Greendale, Wis.; and Sgt. Millard D. Campbell, hometown Angelton, Texas. All were assigned to Eglin Air Force Base.

 

Assigned to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.: Airman 1st Class Justin R. Wood, hometown Modesto, Calif.; Capt. Christopher J. Adams, Massapequa Park, N.Y.; Capt. Leland T. Haun, hometown Clovis, Calif.; Master Sgt. Michael G. Heiser, hometown Palm Coast, Fla. and Staff Sgt. Kevin J. Johnson, hometown Shreveport, La.

 

Names of other victims will be announced following notification of next of kin.


IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 397-96
June 27, 1996


AIR FORCE RELEASES NAMES OF CONFIRMED FATALITIES AND UNACCOUNTEDSERVICE MEMBERS (RELEASE #4)

Following is the list of names with, confirmed notification of next of kin, of 11 of the 19 service members killed in the bombing of the Khobar Towers near King Abdul Aziz Air Base, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia:
Rank Name Home of record Base of assignment
MSgt Heiser,Michael G. Palm Coast, Fla. Patrick AFB, Fla.
MSgt Kitson,Kendall K, Jr Yukon, Okla. Eglin, AFB, Fla.
TSgt Nguyen, Thanh V. Panama City, Fla. Eglin AFB, Fla.
TSgt Fennig, Patrick P. Greendale, Wis Eglin AFB, Fla.
SSgt Johnson, Kevin J. Shreveport, La. Patrick AFB, Fla.
Sgt Campbell, Millard D. Angelton, Texas Eglin AFB, Fla.
AIC Marthaler ,Brent E. Cambridge, Minn. Eglin AFB, Fla.
AIC Morgera, Peter J. Stratham, N.H. Eglin AFB, Fla.
AIC Wood, Justin R. Modesto, Calif. Patrick AFB, Fla.
Capt Adams ,Christopher J Massapequa Park, N.Y Patrick AFB, Fla.
Capt Haun, Leland T. Clovis, Calif. Patrick AFB, Fla.



IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 401-96
June 28, 1996


AIR FORCE MEMBERS KILLED IN BOMBING IDENTIFIED (RELEASE #5)
The Department of the Air Force confirmed the hometowns of two of the previously announced victims in Tuesday’s bombing. Staff Sgt. Daniel B. Cafourek, hometown Watertown, S.D., and Senior Airman Earl F. Cartrette, Jr., hometown Sellersburg, Ind., were both assigned to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.Nineteen Air Force members were killed and 64 were hospitalized in the terrorist bombing of the Khobar Towers near King Abdul Aziz Air Base, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 404-96
June 28, 1996


AIR FORCE MEMBERS KILLED IN BOMBING IDENTIFIED (RELEASE #6)
The Department of the Air Force confirmed the hometowns of three more of the previously announced victims in Tuesday’s bombing. Senior Airman Jeremy A. Taylor, hometown Rosehill, Kan.; Airman 1st Class Joseph E. Rimkus, hometown Edwardsville, Ill. Both were assigned to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; and Airman 1st Class Joshua E. Woody, hometown Corning, Calif.. All three were assigned to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. 

Nineteen Air Force members were killed and 64 remain hospitalized from the terrorist bombing of the Khobar Towers near King Abdul Aziz Air Base, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.


IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 405-96
June 29, 1996


AIR FORCE MEMBERS KILLED IN BOMBING IDENTIFIED (RELEASE #7)
The Department of the Air Force confirmed the hometowns of two more of the previously announced victims of Tuesday’s bombing. Staff Sgt. Ronald L. King, hometown Battlecreek, Mich., and Airman 1st Class Brian W. McVeigh, hometown Debary, Fla. King was assigned to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., and McVeigh was assigned to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. 

Nineteen Air Force members were killed and 64 remain hospitalized from the terrorist bombing of the Khobar Towers near King Abdul Aziz Air Base, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.


IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 406-96
June 29, 1996


AIR FORCE CLARIFIES STATUS OF DHAHRAN ATTACK VICTIMS (FINAL RELEASE ON IDENTITY CONFIRMATION)
The Department of the Air Force today announced the identity of the last unidentified airman killed in the Dhahran terrorist attack and updated the status of the last airman whose duty status was previously listed as unknown. The deceased is Airman 1st Class Christopher B. Lester, hometown Pineville, W.Va. He was assigned to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The status of Senior Airman Paul A. Blais, assigned to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla, has been updated from unknown to very seriously injured. Blais is currently hospitalized in King Faisal University Hospital in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. 

The Air Force confirmed the identity of Lester at approximately 8 p.m.(EDT), Friday. Originally, Lester was believed to be hospitalized in very serious condition. At the time of Blais’ admittance to the hospital he was listed as John Doe. Members of Lester’s unit later incorrectly identified Blais as Lester and based on this, that identity was used. Lester’s next-of-kin was notified he was alive and listed as very seriously injured.

 

At the same time, through a process where unit commanders account for their people, a list of eight names was compiled of people unaccounted for. They were officially listed as duty status unknown. Blais was listed as one of these eight airman and his next-of-kin was notified of his status.

 

The Air Force sincerely regrets all hardship and pain caused to both families.

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