Funerals this Week for Two Cannon Soldiers

Major Troy Gilbert
Major Troy Gilbert
Captain Kermit Evans
Captain Kermit Evans

The Military will bury two pilots this week, both killed in Iraq with ties to Cannon Air Force Base.

Services for Major Troy Gilbert will take place today at the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

The 34 year old pilot died two weeks ago when his F-16 crashed while supporting ground troops.

And on Tuesday, a service for Air Force Officer Kermit Evans.

The 31 year old Cannon Air Force Base Captain died a week ago in Iraq when the helicopter he flew in went down.

His funeral will also take place in Washington, D.C.

F-16 Update
New information on the pilot flying the Cannon Air Force Base F-16 that went down in Iraq nearly a week ago. It has now been confirmed 34-year-old Major Troy Gilbert was killed in action. According to the U.S. Air Force, an Armed Forces medical examiner made the DNA match on Saturday from some...
Last Modified 12/03/2006 10:31:35 PM

F-16 Pilot Identified
The United States Air Force has officially identified the pilot who was flying an F-16-C from Cannon Air Force Base that crashed in Iraq on Monday. The pilot is Major Troy Gilbert from the 309th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. Major Gilbert is still listed as "duty status...
Last Modified 11/30/2006 04:41:26 PM

Cannon Soldier Killed in Iraq Crash
As the number of military deaths continue to rise in Iraq... another area soldier is now added to the list. We have learned one of those killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq on Monday was from Cannon Air Force Base. 31-year-old Captain Kermit Evans was killed Sunday when the Marine...
Last Modified 12/06/2006 03:48:22 PM