Melendez Sanchez, Luis M., SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last AFSC Group
AFSC Unknown
Primary Unit
2005-2006, 1st Communications Squadron
Service Years
1995 - 2006
Foreign Language(s)
Spanish
Staff Sergeant

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Home State
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Year of Birth
1972
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bayamon, PR
Last Address
Ras Siyyan, Djibouti
Gulf of Aden

Casualty Date
Feb 17, 2006
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Djibouti
Conflict
Combat Operations (WWII - Gulf War)
Location of Interment
Puerto Rico National Cemetery - Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Section L Site 2

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 Unit Assignments
1st Communications Squadron
  2005-2006, 1st Communications Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2001-2001 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
  2005-2005 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)/OEF - Horn of Africa
 My Aircraft/Missiles
HH-53 Sikorsky (Super Jolly Green Giant)  
  2003-2003, HH-53 Sikorsky (Super Jolly Green Giant)
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  Feb 17, 2014, General Photos
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Last Known Activity
Staff Sgt. Luis M. Melendez Sanchez 
33, Bayamon, Puerto Rico
U.S. Air Force
Gulf of Aden [nr. Ras Siyyan]
Non-Hostile - Helicopter crash
1st Communications Squadron, Langley Air Force Base, Va..Killed when two CH-53 helicopters crashed near Ras Siyyan, northern Djibouti, while flying a training mission in the Godoria Range area.
1st Communications Squadron
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Comments/Citation
1ST COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON, LANGLEY AFB, VA
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Air Force Staff Sgt. Luis M. Melendez Sanchez

Died February 17, 2006 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom 

33, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico; assigned to the 1st Communications Squadron, Langley Air Force Base, Va.; deployed to Djibouti as part of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa; killed Feb. 17 when two CH-53 helicopters crashed into the Gulf of Aden in the vicinity of Ras Siyyan, northern Djibouti, while flying a training mission in the Godoria Range area. Also killed were Marine 1st Lt. Brandon R. Dronet, Sgt. James F. Fordyce, Lance Cpl. Samuel W. Large Jr., Sgt. Donnie Leo F. Levens, Cpl. Matthieu Marcellus, Sgt. Jonathan E. McColley, Lance Cpl. Nicholas J. Sovie, Capt. Bryan D. Willard and Air Force Senior Airman Alecia S. Good.
 
   
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