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Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Jockey - 14 Memorial

AC-130H   69-6576

 
 
Jockey – 14 Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
1. Jockey – 14 Memorial
Inscription.
On March 14, 1994, while flying enroute to Mogadishu, Somalia, in support of Operation Continue Hope, eight fellow Spectres lost their lives. Let peace be with them.

Capt Anthony R. Stefanik Jr.   •  TSgt Robert L. Daniel
Capt David J. Melhop   •  SSgt Mike E. Moser
Capt Mark A. Quam   •  SSgt Brian P. Barnes
MSgt Roy Duncan   •  SSgt William C. Eyler

 
Erected by the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park Council.
 
Location. 30° 24.803′ N, 86° 42.052′ W. Marker is in Hurlburt Field, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Marker can be reached from Cody Avenue. Touch for map. Located at the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park and access to the base is restricted. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 Independence Road, Hurlburt Field FL 32544, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A.A.F. / U.S.A.F. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Memorial (here, next to this marker); Memorial to the USAF Dead in Operation Eagle Claw (here, next to this marker); Spirit 03 (here, next to this marker); Medal of Honor Recipients (here, next to this marker); Combat Talon Aircrew S-59 (a few steps from this marker); Combat Talon Aircrew S-01 (a few steps from this marker); MC-130P Combat Shadow (a few steps from this marker); A-26 Counter-Invader (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurlburt Field.
 
Regarding Jockey - 14 Memorial. In 1994, the 16th Special Operations Squadron had been deployed
Jockey – 14 Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
2. Jockey – 14 Memorial
Memorial is the one in the background just to the left of the bomb.
to Africa in support of Operation Continue Hope, the United Nations relief effort in Somalia. During this deployment, this AC-130H gunship was destroyed due to an in-borne detonation of the 105mm gun while airborne, which caused the aircraft to crash land in the Indian Ocean, roughly 200 yards off the coast of Somalia, accidentally killing eight of the 14 aircrew members.

In 2009, the 16th Special Operations Squadron moved from Hurlburt Field to Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico.
 
Also see . . .  About Operation Continue Hope. (Submitted on November 18, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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An AC-130H gunship from the 16th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain (USAF photo/SRA Julianne Showalter), August 24, 2007
3. An AC-130H gunship from the 16th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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