Scott Air Force Base officials dedicated their second annual 24-Hour Flag Vigil held Friday and Saturday to Master Sgt. Thomas Crowell, a Neosho native who was killed by a roadside bomb Nov. 2 in Iraq:
"We are dedicating this event to special agent Thomas Crowell, who lost his life in Iraq last week," said Master Sgt. Jill Hudkins.Crowell was killed Nov. 2 by an improvised explosive devise while working for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. It was the base's first death in the Iraq war since it started in 2003.
"As you run, remember his service and remember all the folks who have served in the past," said Col. Curtis Connell, Operations Group Commander of the 375 Airlift Squadron.
(Flag vigil photo by T. L. Witt of the Suburban Journals, St. Louis Today)