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Tampa airman killed in Afghanistan crash

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

The Department of Defense announced Friday the death of a Tampa airman who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Capt. James Michael Steel, 29, of Tampa, Fla., died April 3 in the crash of an F-16 near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

He was assigned to the 77th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

According to Capt. Ann Biodzinski, 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs officer, Capt. Steel  completed pilot training and arrived at Shaw Air Force Base in 2010.  He was the chief of mobility for the 77th Fighter Squadron at Shaw.

 

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