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Bioenvironmental Air Force engineer died on Keesler Base

An active duty military member from Keesler Air Force Base has died on August 21. (Photo...
An active duty military member from Keesler Air Force Base has died on August 21. (Photo Source: WLOX)
Published: Aug. 21, 2018 at 6:26 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 22, 2018 at 8:37 PM CDT
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KEESLER AFB, BILOXI (WLOX) - Keesler Air Force Base identified the active-duty Air Force member who died earlier this week.

The announcement was made by the 81st Training Wing Public Affairs Office. According to the U.S. Air Force's release, "First Lt. Sonagnon Dabli died at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018, here."

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of Lt. Dabli," said Col. Lance C. Burnett, 81st Training Wing vice commander. "Sonagnon was relatively new to Keesler and the Air Force, but his infectious personality was known to whomever he met and he was a treasured member of the 81st Training Wing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends."

Dabli, originally from Benin, Africa, was a bioenvironmental engineer assigned to the 81st Aerospace Medicine Squadron. He entered the U.S. Air Force Jan. 2, 2018, in San Diego, Calif. He was 29 years old.

The investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death still in progress. The 81st Training Wing Public Affairs office will provide updates as they become available.

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