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TSgt Aaron McCoy passed away Friday, 5 Oct. I\'ve pasted in the article below and the service information. Hand Salute Aaron.


Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007

Event: Visitation

Location: Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home

Time: 1800-2000

Address: 1504 Loop Rd. Jacksonville, AR 72078

Phone Number: (501) 982-2136

Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007

Event: Funeral

Time: 1400

Location: Central Baptist Church

Address: 5200 Fairway Ave North Little Rock, AR

Phone Number: (501) 771-1125



Take 67/167 South Towards Little Rock

Exit at McCain

Take Right at McCain Blvd (Heading West)

Take right on Fairway Ave

Thursday, 11 Oct 2007

Event: Memorial Service

Location: LRAFB Chapel

Time: 1000

Uniform: Service Dress Uniform for all Squadron Members

As stated in the email below a Memorial Fund has been established in honor of TSgt Aaron McCoy. Benefits and proceeds will go to the McCoy Children’s Fund. If you wish to donate, please contact MSgt John Zahn or TSgt Ben Lewis. Checks should be made out to \"Blackjack Association\". A Collection point has also been established at the 53 AS Operational Duty Desk.

This is from the AR Democrat-Gazette

AARON D. MCCOY, 35, of Jacksonville, Ark. went to be with the Lord on Oct. 5, 2007. He was born in Cumberland, Md., the son of David and Linda McCoy. He entered the Air Force at the age of 19 and following initial training was assigned to his first duty station in the 400th Munitions Maintenance Squadron in Okinawa, Japan. In 1995, he cross-trained to the loadmaster career field and was assigned to the AC-130U Gunships at Hurlburt Field, Fla. During this assignment TSgt McCoy’s awards included the 16th Special Operations Wing Outstanding Aircrew Training Enlisted Member of the Year, the 16th OSS NCO of the year 2001, and the FYOO Air Force Chief of Safety Aircrew of Distinction Award. Additionally he received six Air Medals, the NATO Medal and many other awards and commendations. Known for his great attitude and ceaseless smile he earned the call name “Smileyâ€. While stationed in Florida, he participated in operations in Kosovo, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Afghanistan and Iraq. His next duty assignment brought him to Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., where he was assigned to the 53rd Airlift Squadron as an Instructor loadmaster. While stationed in Arkansas, he attended the Keesler Non Commissioned Officer Academy where he earned the prestigious Commandant’s Award. Additionally, he was selected as the 314th Operations Group Non Commissioned Officer of the Year for 2006. He was recently assigned to the 62nd Airlift Squadron. He proudly served his country and the United States Air Force for 16 1/2 years.

While stationed in Fort Walton Beach he met his wife Christina and was married at the First Baptist Church of Mary in Esther, Fla., on July 6, 1996. He is survived by his wife, Christina, and children, Samuel A. McCoy (10), Chandler L. McCoy (8), Lanie K. McCoy (4), and Bennett W. McCoy (2); parents, David and Linda McCoy, grandmother Charlotte Sullivan, brother Adam McCoy and his wife Carole, sister Amy Howsare and husband Steve, and sister Leah Knotts and husband Joel, and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

At age 9, Aaron received the Lord as his personal Savior in Bedford, Pa. In 2004, he was ordained as a deacon at Cinco Baptist Church in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He transferred his church membership to Central Baptist Church in North Little Rock, Ark., in 2005. He served as a choir member, taught various ages of Sunday school classes and volunteered in the nursery. He helped brighten so many lives with his outstanding smile and happy personality. He will be truly missed by the many lives that he touched.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at Central Baptist Church in North Little Rock with Brother Stephen Kyle officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the McCoy Children’s fund, c/o First Arkansas Bank & Trust, 600 West Main, Jacksonville, Ark., 72076. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mooresjacksonvillefuneralhome.com.

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Guest cobra935o

I was stationed with Aaron in the 4th SOS, and even went to ALS with him way back in the day. The article didnt mention what happened to him, did he have some sort of accident or what. Either way I was very shocked to see this posting. I havent talked to Aaron in a few years, but he was a very liked person and got along with everyone.

If someone knows what happend and they could post it here that would be great.



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May Aaron Rest in Peace.

Nathan: You are correct. It was a motorcycle accident.

Aaron was:

a) Wearing full PPE

B) Not drunk

c) Not disobeying any laws

The other driver went through a stop sign at the intersection of HWY 5 and HWY 319 in Ward, AR, during daylight hours.

It\'s a tragic loss for the USAF.

May Aaron Rest in Peace.

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