Estelle, Raymond G., II, Maj
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1989-2011, Air Combat Command/Headquarters
Service Years
1989 - 2011

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Home Town
New Haven, CT
Last Address
Kabul, Afghanistan
Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA

Casualty Date
Apr 27, 2011
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Florida National Cemetery - Bushnell, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Sec 321 Site 162

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Global War on Terrorism Fallen
  2011, Global War on Terrorism Fallen [Verified]

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US AIR FORCEAir Combat Command
  1989-2011, 56th Operations Group
  1989-2011, Air Combat Command/Headquarters
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2001-2011 Global War on Terror
 Colleges Attended 
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  1994-1998, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-22 Raptor  
  2003-2003, F-22 Raptor
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Air Force major from New Haven killed in Afghanistan

Published 04/30/2011 12:00 AM
Updated 04/29/2011 11:00 PM

Hartford - Governor Dannel P. Malloy today ordered the Connecticut and U.S. flags to fly at half staff in honor of Major Raymond G. Estelle II, who was killed in action in Afghanistan on Wednesday.

"Connecticut has lost another brave and honorable service member, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Major Estelle," said Malloy.

"We are also thinking of those in Major Estelle's unit, and all of our men and women in uniform serving this country at this difficult time. We wish them all a safe and speedy return home to their families."

Maj. Estelle, 40, of New Haven, served in the Air Force for 19 years.

He was stationed at Langley-Eustis in Virginia and deployed to Air Force Smart Operations 21 Directorate in the vicinity of Kabul on April 21, 2011.

He and seven other members of the military were killed by a gunman at the Kabul International Airport.

He leaves behind a wife and children.

Flags will remain at half staff until burial or memorial, details of which are forthcoming.
DOD Identifies Air Force Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of eight airmen who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

They died April 27, at the Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from gunfire.  The incident is under investigation.

Killed were:

Maj. Philip D. Ambard, 44, of Edmonds, Wash.  He was assigned to the 460th Space Communications Squadron, Buckley Air Force Base, Colo.  For more information media may contact the Air Force Academy public affairs office at 719-333-7731.

Maj. Jeffrey O. Ausborn, 41, of Gadsden, Ala.  He was assigned to the 99th Flying Training Squadron, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.  For more information media may contact the 502nd Air Base Wing public affairs office at 210-652-4410.

Maj. David L. Brodeur, 34, of Auburn, Mass.  He was assigned to the 11th Air Force, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.  For more information media may contact the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson public affairs office at 907-552-2341.

Master Sgt. Tara R. Brown, 33, of Deltona, Fla.  She was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Joint Base Andrews, Md.  For more information media may contact the Air Force Office of Special Investigations public affairs office at 571-305-8010.

Lt. Col. Frank D. Bryant Jr., 37, of Knoxville, Tenn.  He was assigned to the 56th Operations Group, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.  For more information media may contact the Luke Air Force Base public affairs office at 623-856-6011.

Maj. Raymond G. Estelle II, 40, of New Haven, Conn.  He was assigned to Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.  For more information media may contact the Headquarters Air Combat Command public affairs office at 757-764-5007.

Capt. Nathan J. Nylander, 35, of Hockley, Texas.  He was assigned to the 25th Operational Weather Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.  For more information media may contact the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base public affairs office at 520-228-3406.

Capt. Charles A. Ransom, 31, of Midlothian, Va.  He was assigned to the 83rd Network Operations Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.  For more information media may contact the 24th Air Force public affairs office at 210-977-5796.
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