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U.S. Air Force Academy mourning the loss of 23-year-old Airman – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-09-20 23:33:51 –

Colorado Springs — On Monday, the United States Air Force Academy announced a 23-year-old staff sergeant. Caitlin Denald died in an I-25 car accident on Sunday.

According to USAFA, Denald was driving on the I-25 when the car left the road near the Inter Quest exit.

Colonel Christopher Leonardo, commander of the 10th Air Base Wing, said: “Our idea lies with Sergeant Denald’s family and team members during this incredibly difficult time.”

Denald was originally from Louisiana. Following her mission from Travis Air Force Base, California, she served in the 10th Surgical Operations Squadron of the 10th Medical Group as a non-commissioned officer in charge of surgical supply from 16 July.

Surgical service specialists joined the Air Force in July 2017 and were promoted to Sergeant on July 1.

Her decorations include the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Humanitarian Assistance Medal, Gold Bordered Air Force Expedition Service Ribbon, US Air Force Specialized Military Education Ribbon, and Basic Military Training Honorary Graduate Ribbon.

“Katelyn Denald was like gravity for people and she ignited her with whom people reacted. She was a bright Airman with a great reputation and a huge personality that everyone loved.” Said Master Sergeant. Joshua Wells, Commander of the Airman Leadership School, Travis AFB, California. “We are proud to name her an excellent graduate of the Airman Leadership School class in November 2020. This is a peer award and the choice speaks a lot about Airman.”

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